Gotta Watch: Floods rattle animal kingdom
A displaced deer rests on a Memphis city sidewalk.
May 11th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Floods rattle animal kingdom

People are not the only ones being forced out of their homes by the rising waters of the Mississippi. The water has wildlife big and small heading for the hills. These are some of the stories of the unforseen consequences of disastrous flooding.

Wildlife displaced by flooding – All creatures great and small have started to head for higher ground as the waters rise.  As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal points out, it sounds comical, but it may actually become a problem as wildlife like deer and raccoons start to populate urban areas.

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Flood leaves pests behind – As the water begins to recede in some places, it's leaving behind some unwanted creepy guests. Leeches, snakes and mosquitoes have set up shop in one Illinois town and the residents are less than thrilled.

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Pitfalls of dirty water – One of the few living things that doesn't head for higher ground in an epic flood is CNN's Rob Marciano.  He explains what it's like reporting from the dirty, bacteria-filled flood waters.

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  1. Cesar

    Oh, yes Michael of course I will be your friend forever.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Seth: Be careful Seth, they may suck you back.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael is nuts

    What the hell is going on here?

    May 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Seth

    Will you be my friend too, Cesar?

    May 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Oh, but Seth, yes, forever.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Gotta Watch: Seth/Michael go bach to the receding marsh to live with the snakes and leeches. Hahahahahaah

    May 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Observer1290

    Is Obama a liar or just criminally insane?

    May 30, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
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