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 ...

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 ...

Cottonmouths & Copperheads in Texas, June to August of 2010

Cottonmouths & Copperheads in Texas, June to August of 2010
— This article by Jerry Cates, Zac Morgan, Leanne Wiles, Shelly T., and Robert B., first published on 9 August 2010, was last revised on 23 October 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(04). —————————————– Imagine that you, like Zac Morgan and his girlfriend, Leanne Wiles, are enjoying a warm afternoon hike along a creek near the city ...

Batesian Mimicry of Western Pygmy Rattlesnakes by Eastern Hog-nosed Snakes in the Sam Houston National Forest 1

Batesian Mimicry of Western Pygmy Rattlesnakes by Eastern Hog-nosed Snakes in the Sam Houston National Forest
— This article by Jerry Cates and Tom Sinclair, first published on 15 June 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:06(01). ————————– Recently, Tom was surveying a portion of the Sam Houston Nationaf Forest for additional specimens of the western pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius streckeri). He knew that serpent was common ...

Western Pygmy Rattlesnakes in the Sam Houston National Forest 2

Western Pygmy Rattlesnakes in the Sam Houston National Forest
—This article by Jerry Cates and Tom Sinclair, with contributions from Matthijs Hollanders, first published on 4 May 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:05(3). ————————– Tom Sinclair is a retired businessman who just happens to have been born a couple of months later than I. Retirement allows him to follow ...

A Southern Copperhead in Allen, Texas 2

A Southern Copperhead in Allen, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Dana T., first published in May 2009, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 10:05. ——————————- Dana wrote: “Jerry — I originally found your website several weeks  ago, while trying to find out, on the Internet, how best to keep rat snakes out of my yard. We ...

A Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake in a Commercial Facility in San Antonio, Texas

A Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake in a Commercial Facility in San Antonio, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Martha D., first published on 2 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(01). —————————————– This 17-inch-long, juvenile Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake was observed by a sharp-eyed night shift supervisor at a commercial facility in San Antonio. The supervisor, a woman, was walking down a well-lighted ...

A Canebrake Rattlesnake in Blue, Texas

A Canebrake Rattlesnake in Blue, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Tim C., first published in October 2008, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 09:10(01). —————————————– The photo at right was taken  by Tim C. Tim wrote: “I’m hoping you can ID this snake. I took the photo in Blue, near Elgin, from my driver’s seat. The ...

A Broad-Banded Copperhead in Round Rock, Texas

A Broad-Banded Copperhead in Round Rock, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Steve B., first published in July 2009, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 10:07(01). —————————————– Steve wrote: “We’re having a pool put in the back yard of our home in Round Rock. My daughter and I were picking up branches after taking a tree down, ...
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