Texas Park and Wildlife Magazine October Update

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You will meet some unusual critters in the October issue if Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine. Managing editor, Louie Bond.

In one feature we’re going to be talking about ringtail cats. Which are on of my favorite animals. A lot of people here in Texas actually have never seen a ringtail cat, but they’re really pretty common. It’s just being at the right place at the right time, I guess. Our author, Wendee Holtcamp, goes trying to trap some and seem them for herself. But they loaded their live trap with sardines, apples and bananas.

Our other big feature for the October issue is about lesser-known endangered species. I know a lot of people will think of the horned lizard and the golden-cheeked warbler when they think of endangered species, but there are so many animals of all kinds that are either endangered or threatened. And, Texas Parks and Wildlife has a Wildlife Action Plan that they implemented in 2005 which deals with all of the species in all of the regions. And is a real head’s up to help us all look ahead to look ahead and to see what impacts there are going to be on creatures who right now might not be endangered, but their existence might be threatened.

For example, certain species who depend on the Blackland prairies, if the Blackland prairie is disappearing, what is the future of these species. They haven’t even completed a list of what we have yet, much less of what we’re losing. So, this is probably one of the most vital subject that we cover all year long.

Thanks, Louie. The October issue is on newsstands now.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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