Snake Myths, Superstitions, & Old Wives Tales

Snake Myths, Superstitions, & Old Wives Tales- Superstition has always regarded snakes with fear and respect and some cultures have even credited the serpent with various supernatural powers. There are more myths, old wives tales and superstitions about snakes than any other animal. Superstition has produced a number of popular … Read More

Singing Cicada

Singing Cicada- With scorching temperatures looming over the Pineywoods, it is not unusual to hear the roar of the Dog-Day Cicada, also known as the locust. Lately, cicadas have been serenading East Texans with their loud rattling, buzzing and humming noise. The cicada emerged a bit early this summer due … Read More

Solid White, A Scary Sight!

Solid White, A Scary Sight- Most East Texans have heard the popular rhyme to assist with the identification of poisonous snakes in the Pineywoods, “Red on yellow, kills a fellow. Red on black, friend of Jack.” But what about solid white? Solid white, a scary sight!

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Green Anole

Green Anole- The green anole is native to East Texas and readily on tap during the summer months. They enjoy the warm climates of the region, and are often the source of much fun for children as they are harmless.… Read More

East Texas Red-Eared Slider Turtles

East Texas Red-Eared Slider Turtles- The red-eared slider turtle is a semi-aquatic turtle and is a sub-species of a pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States, but can be seen roaming about in East Texas, often crossing roads.… Read More