-- This isn’t a movie set for a Wild West film or a fishing video. They’re actually two bizarre situations involving animals thanks to heavy rains that hit Texas and New Jersey this weekend.
Cowboys and volunteers in Texas corralled about 200 cattle through alligator-infested water from their shrinking farm to dry land seven miles away, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
The 1,800-acre ranch had shrunk down to less than 50 acres because of the rising Trinity River. The smaller calves were taken through the waters on airboats while the rest of the herd waded through the strong currents, officials told ABC News today.
“Once the cattle made it through the water, the highway was lined with hundreds of people wanting to watch,” said Captain Ken DeFoor. “It was like a scene straight from a 1800s Wild West movie but in real life.”
Not all the cattle survived the trek through the water, but DeFoor still called the effort “heroic.”
Heavy rains were also to thank for a sight you don't see everyday in Newark, New Jersey.
Two courageous fish decided to not only swim upstream -- but also up the street this morning near near Weequahic Park, according to ABC’s New York affiliate WABC.
A man came to the rescue and after a couple tries, he managed to wrangle the two slippery fish from the storm drain as water kept pouring in. He carried them back to the 80-acre lake that was still overflowing from heavy rain overnight.