A 71-year-old Louisiana man is thought to have died after the virus hid in Ida’s floodwaters on Monday.
Hurricane Ida has been a serious weather problem, killing at least five people, quitting the entire city of New Orleans without power, destroying homes, as well as floodwaters. But those who pick up the pieces also have to contend with wildlife, including some of the most dangerous creatures in the bayous region.
The man’s wife told him St. Mary’s Parish Office Tammany: Said their husbands were out working in the family dining room when they heard a loud noise inside their house. She ran to find the little bug that was attacking her and helped chase the reptile away and save her husband. He went back inside to get some medicine, but noticed the stiffness of his wounds – in a panic, the alligator bit one man’s hand – he needed more help. As a result, the woman traveled by boat for about a mile[1.6 km]to seek help, but when she returned, her husband was not at home.
Prosecutors are still investigating the case and searching for the man. On Monday, he spent six hours traveling in floodwaters to reach boats and canoes and water trucks. But in the meantime, “all efforts have been in vain,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The pair live on Avery Estates in Slidell, northeast of New Orleans near the salt marshes of the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge. The shelter and other wetlands surrounding the area are well-known gang houses. The only place the man fell was at the bottom of the house, which was raised and surrounded by swamps.
“It was rare for people to be able to see dog monkeys 7 meters or more,” said Captain Lance Vitter of the sheriff’s office. told the New York Times.
Local WWL-TV news he also spoke to the couple’s neighbors, who confirmed that they had seen many allies, especially since some people were feeding them.
This article describes one of the many atrocities that Ida did. Parish Fire Department he found a snake circling around one of their sites, and the Louisiana Department of Environment has warned citizens that Be careful in areas where flooding may force “wild animals from flood areas to neighborhoods.” Awareness of wildlife nearby is just as important for human safety as for animals. The story from Avery Estates is a poignant reminder of how development has affected the environment and the placement of humans and wildlife growing-And that’s how conflicts can arise, especially when other problems arise.