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    • Thomas Letters, November 7, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Military parades & ceremonies; World War I; Navies; Nazis; Love; Pianos;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert is glad that Lera is writing more often. A parade of 20,000 soldiers marched around. He says how the war business is looking really serious, but doesn't feel like it's as bad as it looks because...
    • Thomas Letters, October 24, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Military camps; Military officers; Military life; African Americans; Joking;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. There was a parade of troops. Many black troops joined them. Albert was shocked to see the number of black commissioned officers. He tells the reasons why he prefers military life to regular college life....
    • 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...
    • Louisiana Pine Snake

    • Reptiles; Reptile; Snakes; Colubrids; Non-venomous
    • The Louisiana Pine Snake is possibly the rarest snake in the United States, living in restricted patches of dry pine forests with sandy soil. The abundance of this snake in the aforementioned habitat seems to depend upon the presence of pocket...
    • Rich Mountain Salamander

    • Amphibians; Salamanders; Amphibian
    • The Rich Mountain Salamander inhabits forested areas in the Ouachita Mountains at elevations usually ranging between 450 and 870 meters. It prefers to live under woody debris, where it feeds on small arthropods, such as beetles, mites, and...
    • Rich Mountain Salamander

    • Amphibians; Salamanders; Amphibian
    • The Rich Mountain Salamander inhabits forested areas in the Ouachita Mountains at elevations usually ranging between 450 and 870 meters. It prefers to live under woody debris, where it feeds on small arthropods, such as beetles, mites, and...
    • Grey Banded Kingsnake

    • Snakes; Reptiles; Kingsnakes; Colubrids
    • The Grey-Banded Kingsnake prefers habitats with rocky terrain in the Trans-Pecos/Chihuahuan desert in Southwestern Texas and northern Mexico. Its diet consists of mostly lizards and a few small mammals. Grey-Banded Kingsnakes are often kept as...
    • Grey-Banded Kingsnake

    • Reptiles; Snakes; Colubrids
    • The Grey-Banded Kingsnake prefers habitats with rocky terrain in the Trans-Pecos/Chihuahuan desert in Southwestern Texas and northern Mexico. Its diet consists of mostly lizards and a few small mammals. Grey-Banded Kingsnakes are often kept as...
    • Houston Toad

    • Amphibians; Amphibian; Toads; Amplexus; Endangered; Frogs; Frog
    • The Houston Toad's range is limited to a very small region from Harris County to Bastrop County in Texas. It is an endangered species and the Houston Zoo now breeds it in captivity in order to help stabilize the population. The Houston Toad...
    • Houston Toad

    • Amphibians; Amphibian; Toads; Endangered; Frogs; Frog
    • The Houston Toad's range is limited to a very small region from Harris County to Bastrop County in Texas. It is an endangered species and the Houston Zoo now breeds it in captivity in order to help stabilize the population. The Houston Toad...
    • Mole Salamander

    • Amphibians; Salamanders; Salamander; Amphibian
    • The Mole Salamander is so named because of its large head and stocky appearance. It prefers habitats of open floodplain forests in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. Mole salamanders retain their gills after transformation to...
    • Texas Glossy Snake

    • Snakes; Reptile; Reptiles; Colubrid; Colubrids; Nonvenomous; Squamate; Squamates; Animals; Herps; Herpetology
    • The Glossy Snake is a nocturnal snake that vibrates its tail when threatened in imitation of venomous rattlesnakes, but is in fact harmless to humans. It feeds mostly on small mammals and lizards. The Glossy Snake prefers to live in sandy arid...
    • Green Tree Frog

    • Amphibians; Frogs; Anurans
    • The Green Tree Frog is the state amphibian of Georgia and Louisiana. It is commonly kept as a pet because of its relative abundance and ease of care. The color of a Green Tree Frog can vary from bright green to dark olive to pale yellow. Unlike...
    • Common Musk Turtle

    • Turtles; Musk turtles; Reptiles
    • The Common Musk Turtle is also known as the "Stinkpot" because of the musk it secretes when threatened. The Common Musk Turtle prefers to spend time at the bottom of permanent bodies of water, including lakes, ponds, and streams, though it is...
    • Houston Toad

    • Amphibians; Amphibian; Toads; Endangered; Frogs; Frog
    • The Houston Toad's range is limited to a very small region from Harris County to Bastrop County in Texas. It is an endangered species and the Houston Zoo now breeds it in captivity in order to help stabilize the population. The Houston Toad...
    • Green Tree Frog

    • Amphibians; Frogs; Anurans
    • The Green Tree Frog is the state amphibian of Georgia and Louisiana. It is commonly kept as a pet because of its relative abundance and ease of care. The color of a Green Tree Frog can vary from bright green to dark olive to pale yellow. Unlike...
    • Texas Alligator Lizard

    • Reptiles; Lizards; Reptile
    • The Texas Alligator Lizard is a slow-moving lizard that prefers well-vegetated rocky hillsides where it forages for small invertebrates. Larger individuals may have a painful bite, so it is best to handle these lizards with care or not at all. The...
    • Graham's Crayfish Snake

    • Colubrids; Snakes; Reptiles
    • Graham's Crayfish Snake prefers moist areas near moving water, including ditches, creeks, wet fields, and moving sloughs. The main diet of the Grahams Crayfish Snake is freshly molted crayfish though the occasional fish will also be taken.

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