Redford, shmedford: If you think the aging Hollywood hunk is anything like the prototypical horse whisperer, you haven’t met Del Rio native Ernesto Rojas Serna.
Ringside as two dogs—father and son—fight to the death.
Why are they so damn angry all the time?
Baby rhinos, penguins on airplanes, lions in church, and other animal tales we enjoyed in 2012.
A lemur named Keanu attacked a postal worker named Marla Reeves as she drove her rural route outside of Grapeland.
Ever wonder about that fellow in the crosshairs?
Disgruntled east Texas deer turns hunters into hunted.
The federal government made a cool $8.8 million over the weekend auctioning off racehorses that purportedly belong to the Zetas.
Juanita, a Mexican free-tailed bat, tells us a little about herself.
Could your ride down America's fastest highway be ruined by some porcine road kill?
A man camping in Shelby County thinks he saw the hairy monster in the Piney Woods.
Earlier this month, zoo officials found Madagascar Bigheaded turtle hatchlings in the zoo's lemur exhibit.
Game wardens say they have caught seven women competing in the Ladies Kingfish tournament in a lie about some sea bass. They plan to pursue felony charges.
First of all, they're not really horny.
Nine days after two bunnies were stolen from a Galveston Island bunny sanctuary, the rabbits were returned to their home.
A week after he was mauled by two chimpanzees at a South African sanctuary, Andrew Oberle is hospitalized in stable condition.
A number of the critically endangered sea turtles are being monitored by the National Resource Damage Assessment, which is studying how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the animal is underway on Padre Island.
Canadian journalist and author Ryan Knighton—who is blind—communes with reptiles he can't see for VICE magazine.
A fisherman and his 9-year-old son reel in sharks and reality TV producers from their kayak off the Galveston coast.
Give that skunk in your yard wide berth, because it might be rabid.
Wade Steffen, a champion steer wrestler, was arrested after TSA officials found $337,000 and photos of rhino horns in his carry-on luggage at the Los Angeles airport.
A selection of our favorite bird-related stories from around the state.
Meet Wildthing, the unlikely Bison housepet of an eccentric family in Quinlan.
Four new 65-cent stamps pay homage to the dogs of war.
Cinders, a wire-haired dachshund from Corpus Christi, was one of seven finalists for the Best in Show title.
Passengers snapped pictures and took video of a pair of Magellanic penguins toddling down an airplane's aisle on a recent flight from Orlando to New York.
A Louisianan couple and their four Capuchin monkeys are on the lam in East Texas, avoiding authorities who may want to take away the animals.
Lara Logan joins a hunt for scimitar horned oryx in the Hill Country.
An Australian scientist honored the singer by dubbing the "all time diva of flies" Scaptia beyonceae. Surprisingly, this isn't the only insect named after a Texan.
The San Antonio Rampage, the city's minor league hockey team, will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most dogs at a sporting event.
Two reindeer ran out onto I-45 during rush hour in Webster.
Thirty feral hogs escaped from their pens at a local meatpacking plant and led animal control officers on a frantic chase.
The Houston Chronicle offers a glimpse into the how the Houston Zoo’s industrial kitchen operates.
Willie Nelson’s classic album Red Headed Stranger gets “The Kitten Covers” treatment, but which other Texas albums deserve to be profiled?
My short, unfulfilling, momentarily terrifying career as a rattlesnake racer.
Garza was born and raised in Webb County. For the past fifteen years, he has been an inspector with the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, a mounted patrol started by the USDA in 1906.A tick rider patrols the border, the Rio Grande River, on horseback every day. Our job is
What to do in ten more worst-case scenarios, from getting bitten by a brown recluse to getting caught in a dust storm.
To experience the majesty and peril of the desert on my own terms, I spent a week alone in the Solitario, the most remote area of Big Bend Ranch State Park. I confronted my darkest fears—and made small talk with an insect.
Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a bullfighter (and not the kind that wears sequined tights). A legendary cowboy named Leon Coffee and an animal named Pretty Boy changed my mind.
Where to see the painted bunting, the summer tanager, and other feathered friends: A guide to the best birding spots in Texas.
Nothing riles a Texan like a rattlesnake, whose aggression and toxicity account for endless horror stories. Some of them are even true.
A bat man builds a super cave (holy conservation!).
A swimming swine’s squeally big show comes to an end.
One of the country’s top photographers traveled around his home state to capture these stunning portraits of exotic animals on display.
At First the Count Was Ten U.S. Customs Service agents in Eagle Pass searched the driver and the passenger of a pickup and found eight live snakes wrapped in socks and pantyhose inside the two men’s underwear. Pass the Boysenberry Syrup or Start Saying Your Prayers Charles Bryant of Missouri
In a remote Mexican bay, you can touch a forty-ton gray, watch her lovely, enormous baby rub playfully against your boat, and ponder the mysteries of the natural world.
Eight indigenous authors, nine native critters: A bookish look at the wildest, woolliest creatures in Texas history.
Want to see millions of migrating monarchs on their annual winter getaway? Wing on down to Mexico.
When mountain lions started turning up, the Sierra Club said, “Save them!” Ranchers said, “No way!”
Five years ago, rabies was rare in South Texas. Now nearly three hundred animals have died and the epidemic is not abating.