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Get Out! Explore Texas Fun Stuff Wild Things

This part of Texas is flat land with grass and bushes that have thorns. The area that is in the Rio Grande River Valley is different. It is tropical like Hawaii and Florida, with palm trees.

The Texas horned lizard lives here. It has scaly skin with spikes or horns. Two horns are on the top of its head!

The tropical green jay has beautiful feathers of green, yellow, and blue!

The oldest fort in the west and an old Spanish mission are in this part of Texas. This is a picture of the mission at Goliad.