Gulf Coast

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The land in this part of Texas is found along the ocean of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Alligators and crabs live along the shore. Alligators like to float and swim in the water. Then they lie on rocks or land in the warm sun.

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Blue crabs have blue legs.

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Fiddler crabs have one large front claw and one small front claw. If one breaks off another one grows back in its place!

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This bird is called a spoonbill because it has a bill shaped like a spoon!

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The state seashell, the Lightning Whelk, is found on the beaches here.

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Long ago, Texas was part of Mexico. Texans fought Mexican soldiers at San Jacinto. The Texans won the battle. Texas no longer belonged to Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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