Pictures showing sharks and alligators swimming on the flooded streets of Texas have hit social media – but are they real?
SacBee.com says that the picture of a shark supposedly swimming down a flooded Houston freeway is NOT real but the pics of alligators could be!
This picture shared by Katie Couric does show an alligator in Houston but it was shot before Hurricane Harvey.
A post from the Houston fire Department does warn the public:
“Don’t wade through water. The current is always stronger than it appears, and ants and alligators are an issue. There is also the potential for disease exposure. Missing manhole covers can be an issue as well. In the past we have known people to get sucked into drainage and drown.”
Our prayers are with everybody who has been affected by Harvey.