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. The Rock

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    The things that eat the other things are getting flushed out, too. We're not on the mississippi, but we had some flooding in eastern oklahoma not long ago, and a mountain lion was found up someone's tree in n tulsa the other day.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael

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  5. Michael

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Michael

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael

    I’m sick and bored of the banasy getting on here and telling us how she is blessed with a wonderful family and spouting out personal nonsense. And this pollution with her gang of buddies is sickening. They need to go to a chatroom or start their own personal blogs.
    Banasy, you and your sista should go to the library and put books on the shelves. Do something useful for once. Txt or call your buddies. Just get off of these blogs.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michael

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Michael

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michael

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    I’m sick and tired of the banasy getting on here and telling us how she is blessed with a wonderful family and spouting out personal nonsense. And this pollution with her gang of buddies is sickening. They need to go to a chatroom or start their own personal blogs.
    Banasy, you and your sista should go to the library and put books on the shelves. Do something useful for once. Txt or call your buddies. Just get off of these blogs.

    May 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michael

    I’m sick of the banasy getting on here and telling us how she is blessed with a wonderful family and spouting out personal nonsense. And this pollution with her gang of buddies is sickening. They need to go to a chatroom or start their own personal blogs.
    Banasy, you and your sista should go to the library and put books on the shelves. Do something useful for once. Txt or call your buddies. Just get off of these blogs!

    May 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
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