The rising Brazos River isn't just causing problems for humans, it's also become an ordeal for area livestock.

In Fort Bend County near the town of Simonton, dozens of cows are on their own to deal with the high water. With the fast moving and often unexpected high water that comes with flooding in Texas, cows must either swim to higher ground or be lost in the rising waters. In this case Fort Bend Country Sheriff's Office officials say some of the cows near Simonton did make it to high ground, but not all of them. There is no official count on how many survived.

Texan's may be a bit more used to floods than some, but there is just something that makes your heart sink to see these animals struggling to make it through the currents.

The video below shows a similar situation from June 1st of last year. Almost 1 year ago to the day, the same kind of flooding took place in Texas in a different spot. This cattle rescue took place in Liberty County, Texas.

This second video also shows another scene in Liberty County in 2015.


The story this year in Fort Bend County seems just as grim. Water levels in Simonton are slowly receding. There has been a mandatory evacuation in effect for part of the town since earlier this week.


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