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 ...

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 ...

Black Widow Spider vs. Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake; near Moffat, Texas 2

Black Widow Spider vs. Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake; near Moffat, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Bridget W., first published on 11 August 2010, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(07). ——————————— Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid Meet the snake in this drama. This juvenile eastern black-necked ...
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