A Diamond-backed Water Snake in Bullard, Texas

A Diamond-backed Water Snake in Bullard, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and John Wise, first published on 1 March 2010, was last revised jon 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(05). —————————————– John wrote on 14 April 2012: “Hello sir, my neighbor killed this snake in backyard in Bullard, Texas, some twelve miles south of Tyler. Could you tell me what ...

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake in Round Rock Texas

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake in Round Rock Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Katie, first published on 19 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(08). —————————————– On Thursday, 21 January 2010, I received the following e-mail note from Katie, a mother with small children, who lives in southwest Round Rock, Texas: “Hi Jerry. We found this ...

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 9 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(05). —————————————– The Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox, Baird & Girard, 1853) is an animal (kingdom Animalia) with a hollow, dorsal nerve cord (phylum Chordata), a backbone (subphylum Vertebrata), and jaws (infraorder Gnathostomata). It is a ...

Fox Squirrel (Sciuris niger)

Fox Squirrel (Sciuris niger)
— This article by Jerry and Andrew Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(03). —————————————– The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger), native to North America, is the largest of the North American tree squirrels (contrasted with ground squirrels that live in burrows in the ground).  These ...

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(02). —————————————– The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is a medium sized skunk with a robust body whose black fur is divided, laterally, by a white stripe that extends from the proximal neck to the tip ...

Texas Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Texas Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(01). —————————————– Natural history and distribution: The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is a native of South America. As a result of its natural, far-ranging foraging behavior, combined with a ...
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