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Critter Activity in the bend in March 07

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Offline The Scorpion

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Critter Activity in the bend in March 07
« on: March 05, 2007, 12:34:48 PM »
Have the lizards, tarantulas, snakes,  other bugs and small critters started to come out yet?

this is one thing my wife has not seen in the area yet as she has only been in Nov and Dec months. We will be there this Saturday to next Saturday and im hoping she gets a chance to see some of the little crawlers


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chisos_muse

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Critter Activity in the bend in March 07
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 01:38:21 PM »
I've only seen lizards.  But you never can tell where you're going to see what.  8)

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Offline Daryl

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Re: Critter Activity in the bend in March 07
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 01:57:10 PM »
Quote from: "jamesb"
Have the lizards, tarantulas, snakes,  other bugs and small critters started to come out yet?
I've seen a wide variety of lizards, one bullsnake, zero tarantulas, lots of pollenating insects.

Regarding snakes, I'm more concerned about rattlers during the spring and fall.  (I love reptiles, just don't want to be suprised :shock: by any I don't see.)  Unless you are walking around at night, you are unlikely to encounter a rattler out here in the summer.  They are mostly coiled up under a rock or in a crevice.  In the spring and fall, they are often out basking in the sun to thermoregulate.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 03:08:21 PM »
Only seen 1 rattler in all these years in the West Texas Trans Pecos Big Bend Region.  He/she/it was laying on the road one night on the way to RGV - looked at "it" from a distance, it coiled up and rattled, decided that about 15' was too close for my comfort, drove off.  Of course, once is all it takes as BIBEARCH can testify...

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Offline bdann

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Critter Activity in the bend in March 07
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 03:28:12 PM »
Last week I saw many many birds, one small spider, some ants, many bees, deer, a tadpole, various flies/wasps, a fox, and possibly a skunk.   oh and a super-sized rabbit on the trail near the Basin Lodge.
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