Intruder Alert Monday


Pointy teeth! Yikes!

Humans were not the only animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey’s epic flooding in south Texas and Louisiana. Now, as the waters recede, returning residents are finding neighbors from the animal kingdom in unexpected places.

On Friday, Brian Foster returned to his Lake Houston, Texas, home on Friday to find a 9ft-alligator in the living room. A Harris County Precinct 4 Constable tweeted a photo of the reptile, which was shortly afterwards collected by wildlife control officers.

‘Gators are refugees from the hurricane themselves. They’re disheveled and upset
According to Chris Stephens, aka Gator Chris, a “nuisance control hunter” with the nonprofit, Houston-based Gator Squad, reptiles have been suffering just as people have. Alligators, which cannot withstand the fast moving flood waters for long periods, were forced to find higher ground where people were also seeking refuge.

“Their ponds and creeks are overwhelmed with water, so they’re finding themselves in unfamiliar neighborhoods surrounded by people and they don’t have much of a choice,” Stephens told the Guardian.

“So it’s been common for folks coming home to find ‘gators. They’re not overly aggressive. They’re just dislodged, and refugees from the hurricane themselves. They’re disheveled and upset.”

For the most part, he says, the alligators will return to their natural habitats as the flood waters recede and the rivers and bayous return to their normal boundaries.

@ TG

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16 Responses to Intruder Alert Monday

  1. Den says:

    Forget about Labor Day, no one knows what it means anyway. Unions are gone, worker rights are minimal at best, job loss can happen for no reason or someone with the power exerting that power playing tyrant at will.

    No job is secure anymore, oldsters being the first to go. A good Union could fix that, but they are gone.


  2. Micki says:

    The newest hurricane that could threaten North America intensified to a Category 4 storm on Monday, though its future path remains uncertain.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma’s possible landfall there as early as this weekend.
    As of 5 p.m. ET, Monday, Irma was about 490 miles (790 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) as it heads west at 13 mph (20 kph). Landfall is expected early Wednesday on the island of Anguilla.
    Computer models show the system moving through the Caribbean, and by the end of week, it will turn right toward the north, said CNN meteorologist and weather anchor Tom Sater.
    “There is a small window. If it turns sooner rather than later, we could maybe see the system slide by the East Coast into the ocean, but that window is shutting quickly,” Sater said. “It definitely looks like we will be impacted by a major hurricane that is a Category 3, 4 or 5.”



  3. Den says:

    This is all a result of our bad relationship with Planet Earth, using it for a trash dump while pillaging resources, human termites, chewing, chewing, ever more because chewing makes riches for some while others are not so lucky, we are in that category, like it or not, not lucky. Doesn’t mean we are unlucky just not lucky. We are the recipients of the failed industrial core of the 20th Century’s ravenous industrial production.

    That is all gone now, China makes every consumer item cheaper including shipping. Of course it only lasts a year but it does not matter to the consuming masses, everything is just a credit card away, the best Non-American you can buy. meanwhile the World fills with microscopic plastic bits and chemicals courtesy of the industrial age, the Earth Rash. Unions? who cares we are all going to die anyway, are there Unions in Heaven? Maybe Santa…


    • David B. Benson says:

      “A new type of labor law for a new type of worker” in today’s TNYT.


      • Den says:

        Yup, good read,LINK


        • Micki says:

          “….Organized and united under new labor laws that they had a hand in achieving, retail, hospitality, health care and other service workers could become a solid, multiracial working-class base for a progressive Democratic Party.”

          Oh, sure…the Democratic Party as progressive? All the dinosaurs in Congress will have to kick the bucket and clear the field before that happens!! And that $15 minimum wage?! Give me a break! The Democrats have been yammering about that FOR YEARS…then finally, some city and state governments take action and Congress reluctantly enteres the fray…with incremental steps. The Dems are a bunch of phony, greedy SOBs too — only a different ilk. The Pentagon budget is bloated and unaudited because of them, too!


      • Micki says:

        If enacted, the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 would raise the federal minimum wage by $2 this year, to $9.25. That would immediately raise wages in 37 states. Thereafter, the wage would increase by about a dollar per year until it reaches $15 in 2024. Ultimately, that will raise wages in 48 states (New York, California, and the District of Columbia, which make up nearly one-fifth of the national workforce, have already enacted their own $15 minimum wage legislation).

        H.R. 15 — House version of Raise the Wage Act in the 115th Congress (2017-2018)

        Raise the Wage Act

        This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old.

        The bill sets forth a schedule of annual increases in the federal minimum wage for individuals with disabilities. The Department of Labor shall no longer issue special certificates for the payment of subminimum wages to such individuals after the final wage increase under this bill for such individuals takes effect.

        Labor shall provide, upon request, technical assistance and information to employers to: (1) help them transition their practices to comply with wage increases and other requirements under this bill for individuals with disabilities, and (2) ensure continuing employment opportunities for such individuals.

        The bill eliminates the separate minimum wage requirements for tipped, newly hired, and disabled employees. After a specified period, these employees shall be paid the same minimum wage as regular employees.


        And, guess what…in the Senate two of the senators who are sooooooooo proud of this “progressive” legislation and are sponsors of the bill….drum roll, please….

        Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren! Hey folks…it’s 2017…the bill is stuck…and it DOESN’T REACH $15/HOUR UNTIL 2024…if it ever passes!

        Gawd, we’re stoooooooooooooooopid. We’re duped, fooled, manipulated…and we keep elected the same types.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Just 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe in the even worser haze. Not a good outing weekend for those who went outing.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Berlin, population 3.5 million, has 3 opera houses. Los Angeles basin, population 18.7 million, has one.


  6. Den says:

    Is this Gay? (not that there is anything wrong with that)


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