The First Coral Snake Sighting for 2016

The First Coral Snake Sighting for 2016
— This article by Jerry Cates, and Jenny & Colyn Crews, was first published on 7 May 2016 and last revised on 7 May 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:05(01). —————————- Jenny and Colyn Crews live near Nolanville, not far from Stillhouse Lake. We’ve been good friends since they first shared photos of wildlife found in ...

A Broad-banded Water Snake near Houston, Texas

A Broad-banded Water Snake near Houston, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates and Gaynor was first published on 17 May 2012 and revised last on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:05(06). —————————————– On 17 May 2012 Gaynor wrote the following: “Help, please: Is this snake poisonous or not? I found one about a year ago about twice this size on my front ...

A Juvenile Ratsnake from Frisco, Texas

A Juvenile Ratsnake from Frisco, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Walter Fuller was first published on 2 May 2012 and revised last on 19 May 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:05(01). ——————————— On 1 May 2012 Walter Fuller wrote the following (I’ve modified Walter’s message slightly, for reasons that will become clear later in this posting): “Hi ...

Key to North American Snakes, Photos 3

Key to North American Snakes, Photos
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 17 April 2012, is a revised and updated version of a previous article originally published in 2002. It was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:04(03). —————————————– Let’s start with the basics… So, you’ve found what you think ...

Texas Ratsnakes in Alvin and Dripping Springs, Texas 1

Texas Ratsnakes in Alvin and Dripping Springs, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Tammy D. (Alvin, TX), and T.K. (near Dripping Springs, TX),  first published on 15 April 2012, includes revised and updated content from previous articles originally published by Bugsinthenews.com between 1999 and 2010, and was last revised on 12 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:04(02): ——————————- This ...

Index to North American Snakes 1

Index to North American Snakes
—- BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published in June 2002, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 04:06. ————————————- The index is arranged according to a taxonomical schema. The following describes the various classifications leading to those specifically germane to ophidians. All snakes are animals that ...

Snakebite from a Juvenile Western Cottonmouth in Manvel, Texas

Snakebite from a Juvenile Western Cottonmouth in Manvel, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Margaret Archer, and Darryl Archer, first published on 10 September 2011, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:09(2). ———————————   On Labor Day, 5 September 2011, while on a research project in Garland, Texas, my cell phone rang. On answering, Darryl ...

Snakes, Rodents & Droughts

Snakes, Rodents & Droughts
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 4 September 2011, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:09(01). ————————————- Important related links: Snake Exclusion: How to Snake-Proof your Yard & Home. Definition: A Reasonably Snake-Free Environment. Snake Repellents: How, and How Well, do they Work? Snake Bite First Aid. Weeds, Rodents, ...

A Western Cottonmouth Snake in Santa Fe, Texas

A Western Cottonmouth Snake in Santa Fe, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Tammy D., first published on 29 August 2011, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:08(05). ————————————- On 28 August 2011 Tammy wrote: “Jerry, Please see the attached photos and let me know who is correct. I say this is a Water Moccasin, but my husband ...

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake from Cedar Creek, Texas

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake from Cedar Creek, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Karen L., first published on 21 November 2010, was revised last on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(06) —————————— Karen called me on 22 October 2010 to talk about the rattlesnake she found outside a screened window the previous evening, after dark. A neighbor came to her aid ...
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