Angry Cat Escaping Flood Shows The World What Texans Are Really Made Of

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Hurricane Harvey has displaced millions, caused untold damages, and left a path of waterlogged destruction in its wake.

Some have decided it’s the right time to give to charity, while others have rushed headlong into the danger, hoping to help. There’s no doubt that the flooding has made life harder for those still holding strong in the American southeast, but perhaps no one is more rankled than the feline recently photographed on August 30, fording floodwaters in Houston.

His furrowed brow says everything Houstonians have been thinking for days, and, thanks to Getty photographer Scott Olson, it has been shared more than 65,000 times, KSAT reports.

The cat was seemingly giving Olson a snide look. Possibly in frustration over the storm.

“All the photos I’ve seen of dogs and horses escaping the flooding, they look terrified. This cat just looks pissed — like he’s going to write a sternly worded letter to his city councilor when he gets home,” Laura Mullane posted to Facebook, along with the picture of Tex.

If you haven’t seen a meme of this cantankerous cat yet, don’t worry. Tex isn’t waiting for anyone or anything. You’ll find him when he wants to be found. Now, get off his wet lawn.

He’s already been spotted refuting the cries of climate change deniers through damp brows.


Proving Texans maintain their mettle even under a few feet of water.


And seeking vengeance on the humans that wrought this soggy state of affairs.


Harvey later made it to the dry hood of a car. Olson was quick to capture the shot again, though not without causing many to wonder—did he rescue the cat?

Along with many others, we hope Tex is safe and sound somewhere in the Houston area.

The number of pets and people forced out of their homes by Hurricane Harvey has been staggering. There is much work to be done to restore those who have been displaced by the storm. To learn more about how you can help the animals affected by the storm, click the link below!

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee. Find more about Matthew on his personal website.