Mammals of Texas website.
Snakes are rarely seen.
If you find a snake which looks like a worm it might be the Texas Blind Snake (Leptotyphlops dulcis)
which is smaller than a piece of parachute cord.
You might encounter a coral snake (Micrurus tener) . They have been seen in camp.
While they are poisonus they tend not to strike. Remember - Red and Yellow kill a fellow. Leave these alone.
If you see a large black snake it is probably a Texas Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais erebennus) Please leave it alone.
It is a friend who sometimes eats poisonus snakes, and other beasts you would not like to share your camp with.
Texas tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri) sometimes amble across the open areas.
I have never seen one anywhere near camp, but it is theoretically possible that one could find
an American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
You can hear the Gekos (Gekkonidae) chirping at night more often than see them.
They often hang out where there are lights at night, such as by the Lodge.
The Mediterranean Gecko ( Hemidactylus turcicus) is common in south Texas.
I have never seen Phrynosoma cornutum - the Texas Horned Lizard at camp, but they might live there.
You might also see the
Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) a green lizard which is sometimes called the American chamelion.
Texas Spotted Whiptail (Cnemidophorus gularis)
Great Plains Skink (Eumeces obsoletus)
Four-lined Skink (Eumeces tetragrammus)
Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus)
Northern Mesquite Lizard (Sceloporus grammicus microlepidotus)
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)
Prairie and Fence Lizards (Sceloporus undulatus)
Rosebelly Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis)
Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)
Western Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus)
Keeled Earless Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus)
Green Toad (Bufo debilis).
Giant Toad (Bufo marinus) really large
Texas Toad (Bufo speciosus).
Gulf Coast Toad (Bufo valliceps) a common Texas toad
see the above link for cranial ridge diagrams for easy identification.
Woodhouses Toad (Bufo woodhousii)
Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans) This one makes a crick crick crick sound at night.
Green Treefrog (Hyla cineria) a very small bright green tree frog with a gold stripe on its side - makes a loud high pitched trilling sound.
Spotted Chorus Frog (Pseudacris clarkii)
Mexican Treefrog (Smilisca baudinii)
White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus fragilis)
Rio Grande Chirping Frog (Syrrhophus cystignathoides campi)
Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri)
Herps of Texas - snakes and lizards - frogs and toads a Univ. of Texas website.
- Insects, spiders and other arthropods etc.
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