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    • Bone Letter, November 16, 1861

    • Correspondence; Railroads; Travel; Military life; Civil War
    • Hemstead, Austin County, Texas, Dr. Bone to Minerva: amazement at vastness of prairies, traveling by rail, absence of males in towns, patriotic feelings of friendly hostesses, religious services, military funeral, scarcity of quinine.
    • Western Massasauga

    • Reptiles; Reptile; Snakes; Venomous; Vipers; Pit vipers; Rattlesnakes; Rattlers; Snake
    • The Massasauga Rattlesnake prefers to live in wet areas of prairies and upland regions along rivers and lakes. Massasauga Rattlesnakes hibernate alone during the colder months of the year in animal burrows, tree roots, or under logs. They eat...
    • Western Pigmy Rattlesnake

    • Reptiles; Snakes; Snake; Pit vipers; Venomous; Rattlesnakes; Rattlers; Ground rattlers; Pygmy rattlesnakes; Reptile
    • The pigmy rattlesnake, or, ground rattler, is usually so well-camouflaged that it is rarely seen. Its small rattle can also be very difficult to hear. It is one of the smallest and most attractive rattlesnakes in the United States and can usually...
    • Graham's Crayfish Snake

    • Reptiles; Snakes; Colubrids
    • As suggested by its name, the Graham's Crayfish Snake feeds primarily on crayfish, but will also feed on other small crustaceans, salamanders, frogs, and small fishes. These snakes most often occur in ponds, marshes, and swampy ditches in prairies...
    • Graham's Crayfish Snake

    • Reptiles; Snakes; Colubrids
    • As suggested by its name, the Graham's Crayfish Snake feeds primarily on crayfish, but will also feed on other small crustaceans, salamanders, frogs, and small fishes. These snakes most often occur in ponds, marshes, and swampy ditches in prairies...
    • Bull Snake

    • Snakes; Reptiles; Colubrids; Animals; Herps
    • The Bull Snake is often mistaken for the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake because of its defensive behavior of hissing and rearing off of the ground in a striking posture. However, the Bull Snake is not venomous and may be distinguished from a...
    • Yellowbelly Racer

    • Colubrids; Reptiles; Reptile; Racers; Snake; Snakes; Non-venomous
    • The Yellowbelly Racer is an inhabitant of prairies and grasslands throughout parts of the United States. It will consume a number of animals including mice, reptiles and amphibians, and shows a strong preference for insects. Yellowbelly Racers...
    • Eastern Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Eastern Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Eastern Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Eastern Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Eastern Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Eastern Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Ornate Box Turtle

    • Reptiles; Reptile; Turtles; Box turtles; Terrapins; Animals; Herpetology; Herps
    • The Ornate Box Turtle is patterned on both its carapace and plastron. It is mostly found in sandy areas in arid plains and prairies, where it burrows to escape heat. A hinged plastron allows these turtles to completely box themselves into their...
    • Couch's Spadefoot

    • Frogs; Toads; Amphibians
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...
    • Texas Patch-Nosed Snake

    • Reptile; Reptiles; Snake; Colubrid; Colubrids; Patch nose; Patchnose
    • The Texas Patch-Nosed Snake is very fast-moving. Its diet consists mostly of lizards, but it will also eat small mammals and other snakes. It occupies a wide variety of habitats, including rocky hillsides, prairies, savannahs, farmlands, and even...
    • Graham's Crayfish Snake

    • Reptiles; Snakes; Colubrids
    • As suggested by its name, the Graham's Crayfish Snake feeds primarily on crayfish, but will also feed on other small crustaceans, salamanders, frogs, and small fishes. These snakes most often occur in ponds, marshes, and swampy ditches in prairies...
    • Hurter's Spadefoot

    • Frog; Frogs; Toad; Toads; Amphibian; Amphibians; Spadefoots
    • Spadefoots are often called Spadefoot Toads, but they are not actually true toads. They get their name from spades on their hind legs that facilitate burrowing through sandy soil. Spadefoots prefer grasslands, prairies, and savannahs and have...

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