Scientists are using GPS collars to gather surprising data—including on one bear that walked 35 miles to dumpster dive.
It’ll punch you with a tiny spear that has the force of a .22 rifle.
After a leopard escape, the suspicious death of a vulture, and the theft of two monkeys, Texans are anxiously awaiting an explanation.
The blind, elusive Bone Cave harvestman was at the center of a right-wing attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
An escape in 1950 inspired my novel. The wildly different public reactions show how much our relationship to animals has changed.
It’s easy to forget that fire ants are actually an invasive species.
Proposed regulations have prompted an intense backlash from hunters, trappers, and landowners.
When Bruno went missing, Alex Reyna lost a key member of his oil-field crew.
Please Do Not Touch the “Toxic Toupee,” a.k.a. the “Mortal Mustache,” a.k.a. Texas’s Most Venomous Caterpillar
It’s furry and cute, but it can cause intense, throbbing pain for up to twelve hours!
From the man responsible for emptying it.
Each winter, a wildlife sanctuary near the Panhandle hosts one of the world’s largest gatherings of these beautiful birds.
Years ago, Kenneth Henneke helped develop a feisty catfish, and now he stocks a variety of species for anglers across the state.
I’m not sure I ever bought the story of the Texas horned lizard that survived thirty years in a courthouse cornerstone, but it’s a tale that reminds me why I love storytelling.
Thousands of years after they were wiped out from the area, an obsessed wildlife ecologist has found evidence that the bucktoothed critters are beginning to recolonize.
The Huntsville penitentiary wants to tear down the abandoned warehouse where a massive bat colony spends half the year. Locals and conservationists have banded together to find an alternate solution.
Stuart Marcus has spent years identifying and photographing hundreds of species of moths near the Trinity River, but he still has more to go.
Fifty years ago, a minor league game in Midland was postponed for the rarest of reasons—a swarm of grasshoppers biblical in its proportions.
In 1998, Texas Country Reporter did an episode about Roxanne Ward, a champion hog caller who was quirky, kind, and so unapologetically herself we’ll never forget her.
“It really is one of the greatest wildlife-conservation successes of our time here in Texas.”
Texas Country Reporter paid a visit to the world-class wildlife preservation center, where a rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley turtle made a return to the sea.
After taking her thousands of miles across 48 states, Tiffany Kersten’s adventure led her right back home.
When she began her year-long bird-spotting adventure, Tiffany Kersten was lost and lonely. She ended up achieving a major milestone—and finding her way.
The elusive bat falcon, the raucous chachalaca, and the luminous violet-crowned hummingbird belong on your life list.
Almost anyone can walk out of an exotic reptile and pet show with a snake, scorpion, or tarantula. But should you?
These translucent, stinging creatures are full of secrets.
Brush up on (but not against!) these five gelata common to the Gulf of Mexico.
Listen to wolves howl, rub a hog's belly, or learn to bottle-feed a baby skunk.
Given the choice between an influx of vampire bats and an influx of tech bros in Patagonia vests . . .
Apocalyptic, Acid-Spewing Crazy Ants Invaded Texas. Now Scientists Have a “Silver Bullet” to Obliterate Them.
Even nastier than fire ants, the insects disable electronics and swarm over people and animals. UT researchers have found a pathogen that destroys them.
Just before the start of mating season, someone dropped off three peacocks at the Austin park. The flock has been on edge ever since.
Conroe native Heather West was snorkeling near the Florida Keys when she fought off a six-foot lemon shark.
Ila Loetscher took costumed turtles on late-night TV and founded a nonprofit that has rescued thousands of the creatures.
You need a (Sid Miller–type) hero.
Nacogdoches researcher Ashley Wahlberg, whose arachnid collection is nightmare fodder for many, says spiders help us more than they hurt us.
The newest species is named after the grad student pub Valhalla, on whose grounds it was found.
Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
This is a reunion we all can shellebrate.
Every year, dozens of Texans report sightings of this elusive cat. But scientists are increasingly skeptical that it’s here at all.
But many breeders say the new regulations go too far.
Need help saddling your 1,300-pound dromedary? The Southwest Camel Conference is the place to be.
A longtime San Antonio resident is thrilled—but puzzled—by the presence of monk parakeets in her hometown.
You’ll need the right kind of milkweed and plenty of patience.
The elusive, playful creature is even popping up in downtown Houston.
Why the fluffy-tailed rodents are making Texans nutty this year.
So is a little fish that swam along the San Marcos River.
Ben Lamm’s latest company, Colossal, hopes to reverse climate change by reintroducing the long-extinct creature to the Arctic. What could go wrong?
These humble creatures don’t have the star power of ocelots and whooping cranes, but they’re just as crucial to their ecosystems.
The sheriff blames his death on a big cat—but animal experts aren’t buying that theory.
From South Texas’s simple ocelot culverts to San Antonio’s pioneering land bridge, these passageways can reduce car accidents and help animals thrive.
Yes, it has fearsome pincers and shoots acid when threatened. But it’s essentially harmless!