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Creepy Creatures of TexasShowing 1 - 13 of 13
Get a kid near a spider and its web, and they go nuts...usually in a good way. After all, it's hard for someone to not admire the handiwork of these arachnids as they spin their elaborate webs for all to see.
Dermestid beetle larvae devour a bat carcass at the Eckert James Bat Preserve in central Texas. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
In the dark it may look like a tiny alien but the glowing click beetle is simply trying to attract a mate. To learn about other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
The mummified horned lizard carcasses on a yucca in west Texas show the handiwork of the loggerhead shrike. Nicknamed the "butcherbird," the loggerhead shrike impales its prey, making it easier to eat and store for later consumption. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
An Eastern hog-nosed snake enjoys a tasty toad at the Houston Zoo. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
A roadrunner captures and feeds a mouse to her hungry chicks. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.
Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from Bracken Cave for their night flight across central Texas. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org
Creatures of the Night Ever wondered what types of creatures come out at night? Take a close up look at some of the nocturnal creatures of the Texas woods, and see what they do when the sun goes down. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television series, show schedule at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
Billion Dollar Bats Bats are reviled by some, and treasured by others. The more we learn about bats the more we appreciate them. Follow some scientists as they study the economic impact of bats through the use of radio telemetry and thermal imaging. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
The Virtual Bat Bugs bugging your corn? Scientists in the 'Wintergarden' area near Uvalde are developing a sound system that mimics the calls of feeding Mexican free-tailed bats. These researchers are attempting to disrupt the infestation of valuable farm crops by hordes of insect pests. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
A dog's nose can be a powerful tool for law enforcement, but only if the dog is ready to go to work. A game warden explains what they look for in a canine companion. This is the first round of training for these K9 wardens and their handler. Still to come, wildlife conservation related training.
Postcard From Texas See the speedy snail as it moves across the landscape.
In the swamps of East Texas lives a colony of rare bats called Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bats. Their numbers have dwindled with the overall disappearance of the old hardwood bottomland forests causing biologists to be concerned. Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report on one colony that has made themselves at home in Liberty County. For more information on this bat or any other wildlife, go to www.tpwd.state.tx.us