I was down in Galveston County visiting my Dad for Veteran's Day (Dad's a WWII vet) and ran across two news local news items that are very odd and yet have similar lessons that my dad taught me years ago when he told me to keep my eyes peeled on the road and not bikini girls on the seawall.
First was an article in the Galveston News reporting that a woman on her way to work called 911 and reported that she had hit a MOOSE!.. Now since this is south Texas, so the dispatcher figured she was either drunk or crazy. When she calmed down a bit she reported it must have been an Elk!. Well the only Elk you'll find down in Galveston County is at the local lodge. The police came out, thinkiing that the lady had hit a deer, or even a cow since she was insisting it was much larger than a deer. Sure enough, she had hit an Elk! Thankfully, she was not hurt, though the car was worse for wear. To date, there is no information on where the Elk came from or why it was in Texas.
Second, was a news article, again from the Galveston News, and it was picked up by the tv stations, of a Bugatti Veyron (a car costing upwards to 2 milliion dollars.. yes 2 MIL!) that had splashed down into a salt marsh that lay along interstate 45 between La Marque and Galveston. The driver reported that he had been distracted by a low flying pelican and lost control. Oh ya, he also dropped his cell phone. You be the judge, there is a video link on youtube here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWzkMXcRII0&NR=1
So, good advice Dad, evidently you do need to keep your eyes peeled when driving down there.
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