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Creepy Creatures of Texas

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Spiders; A Tangible Web

Get a kid near a spider and its web, and they go nuts...usually in a good way. After all, it's hard for someone to not admire the handiwork of these arachnids as they spin their elaborate webs for all to see.

How to Eat a Bat - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Dermestid beetle larvae devour a bat carcass at the Eckert James Bat Preserve in central Texas. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org

What Glows in the Dark - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

In the dark it may look like a tiny alien but the glowing click beetle is simply trying to attract a mate. To learn about other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org

Something Really Yucky - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The mummified horned lizard carcasses on a yucca in west Texas show the handiwork of the loggerhead shrike. Nicknamed the "butcherbird," the loggerhead shrike impales its prey, making it easier to eat and store for later consumption. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org

A Toadally Yummy Trick - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

An Eastern hog-nosed snake enjoys a tasty toad at the Houston Zoo. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org

Squeaky Treat on the Run - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

A roadrunner captures and feeds a mouse to her hungry chicks. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org.

Bats Amazing! - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from Bracken Cave for their night flight across central Texas. To learn more about this and other creepy creatures of Texas, visit www.LifesBetterOutside.org

Creatures of the Night - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Creatures of the Night Ever wondered what types of creatures come out at night? Take a close up look at some of the nocturnal creatures of the Texas woods, and see what they do when the sun goes down. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television series, show schedule at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Billion Dollar Bats - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Billion Dollar Bats Bats are reviled by some, and treasured by others. The more we learn about bats the more we appreciate them. Follow some scientists as they study the economic impact of bats through the use of radio telemetry and thermal imaging. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

The Virtual Bat, Bat Study - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The Virtual Bat Bugs bugging your corn? Scientists in the 'Wintergarden' area near Uvalde are developing a sound system that mimics the calls of feeding Mexican free-tailed bats. These researchers are attempting to disrupt the infestation of valuable farm crops by hordes of insect pests. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv

Postcard: K9 Wardens First Training - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

A dog's nose can be a powerful tool for law enforcement, but only if the dog is ready to go to work. A game warden explains what they look for in a canine companion. This is the first round of training for these K9 wardens and their handler. Still to come, wildlife conservation related training.

Postcard: A Speedy Snail - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Postcard From Texas See the speedy snail as it moves across the landscape.

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