Animal encounters after the flood

Flood waters can turn up lots of things -- garbage, sewage, debris and even a variety of animals you might not usually see out.

According to the Texas Gator Squad, residents should expect that alligators and other animals will be displaced as rivers, creeks and bayous swell. Much like humans, the alligators are programmed to search for higher ground in the event of a flood.

A woman spotted a gator in her backyard in Sugar Land Wednesday morning.

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Woman finds an alligator in her yard

If you encounter a gator in the water, leave it alone. Under normal circumstances, it should find its way home as water recedes. If you think the alligator poses a threat to your safety, contact authorities for further assistance.

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What should you do if you encounter an alligator in a flood?

And then in The Woodlands, a wild hog was seen running through a neighborhood.

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Wild hog running through Woodlands neighborhood

A group of Kingwood High School students, Alex Wilson, Blake Herrera, Aaron Finch and Kyle Wilson have been helping with water rescues around the area and found a helpless deer.

They were able to carry it out of the water and back to dry land.

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Kingwood HS students rescue deer in floodwaters

In Crosby, an Eyewitness News viewer shared a photo of a deer he found standing on his bed.

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