Alligator, cow delay Houston traffic, turn commute into zoo

HOUSTON (AP) — Some days, Houston area traffic can be a nightmare. Other days, it can be a zoo, literally.  A cow and an alligator caused traffic delays on Wednesday during separate incidents in which the animals took themselves for a spin on Houston area roadways. A wayward cow stopped traffic along Interstate 10 in east Houston at around 8 a.m. The livestock unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was able to corral the cow and reunite it with its owner. A few hours later, a not fast but furious alligator parked itself on a busy bridge near the Houston suburb of Baytown. Officials were able to secure the alligator and take it to a nearby waterway, where it was released.