Archived Chat


Wed Apr 5 09:53:37 2000

[ Kate/NASAChatHost - 0 - 10:17:36 ]
Good Morning. Welcome to the Urban Safari Webcast.

[ DavidsClass - 2 - 06:22:41 ]
hi

[ Fran - 3 - 06:23:02 ]
A special hello to Katrina, your school is watching.

[ TPWD- 4 - 06:23:47 ]
Good morning and we are glad you joined us. The show will be beginning in just a few minutes. Enjoy the show.

[ hcsolis - 5 - 06:27:28 ]
Hello! North Bridge Elementary is watching.

[ Ashley - 6 - 06:27:37 ]
We are watching from J.L. Boren in Mansfield, Texas.

[ TPWD- 7 - 06:29:10 ]
Experts will be logging into the chat room to answer your questions shortly.

[ Cody - 8 - 06:30:19 ]
Hi, We're watching from Ferrum, Virginia.

[ KrissieFerrumVA - 9 - 06:30:59 ]
I'd like to know how much a Monarch caterpillar will eat in one day. Thank you.

[ CoastieGirl - 10 - 06:34:49 ]
Hello, Coastie Girl here. Any questions for me??

[ Mark - 12 - 06:37:20 ]
RE: [KrissieFerrumVA] I'd like to know how much a Monarch caterpillar will eat in one day. Thank you.
Krissie: I don't know that I can answer how much a Monarch caterpillar would eat in a day, but what becomes important with Monarch caterpillars is that they will only eat the leaves of the milkweed plants - the same plants that many people have allergies to. Some people will destroy all the milkweed around their homes. When we do this we eliminate food for the Monarch caterpillars. Of course, if we do not have food for the caterpillars, before long we do not have Monarch butterflies.

[ Mark - 13 - 06:37:32 ]
RE: [KrissieFerrumVA] I'd like to know how much a Monarch caterpillar will eat in one day. Thank you.
Krissie: I don't know that I can answer how much a Monarch caterpillar would eat in a day, but what becomes important with Monarch caterpillars is that they will only eat the leaves of the milkweed plants - the same plants that many people have allergies to. Some people will destroy all the milkweed around their homes. When we do this we eliminate food for the Monarch caterpillars. Of course, if we do not have food for the caterpillars, before long we do not have Monarch butterflies.

[ kristen - 16 - 06:38:49 ]
Hello, Karnes City High School has just tuned in.

[ CoastieGirl - 17 - 06:38:50 ]
RE: [KrissieFerrumVA] I'd like to know how much a Monarch caterpillar will eat in one day. Thank you.
Well, I know that a monarch larvae feed on milkweed. The amount that it eats in a day is uncertain. I would guess it's weight in milkweed.

[ Cheryl - 18 - 06:39:09 ]
Hi! My fourth grade class and I are watching your webcast.

[ NatureGuy - 19 - 06:39:10 ]
NatureGuy is on line to answer questions. Hey, the webcast is working!!!

[ TPWD- 20 - 06:40:30 ]
RE: [NatureGuy] NatureGuy is on line to answer questions. Hey, the webcast is working!!!
Thanks, NatureGuy.

[ patrick - 21 - 06:40:44 ]
Hemphill middle school hello from H-M-S

[ lauren - 22 - 06:41:28 ]
Our fifth grade class is trying to watch this.

[ TPWD- 23 - 06:43:15 ]
RE: [lauren] Our fifth grade class is trying to watch this.
Welcome Lauren, we're glad you joined us

[ Stephen - 31 - 06:49:05 ]
How come the Green Jay just lives in South Texas?

[ Leslie - 32 - 06:49:05 ]
Hi, I'm Leslie I'm studying about the Monarch Butterflys. I whant to learn about how the Monarchs migrate.

[ Cheryl - 33 - 06:49:05 ]
Where do monarchs begin their migration? Where do they end it? We are not receiving any sound or video -- How does this work?

[ JoshuaSmith - 34 - 06:49:05 ]
Have you seen any more endangered species in your area?

[ DesireeRoberts - 35 - 06:49:05 ]
How can they live in such thorny places without it hurting them?

[ Rodrigo - 36 - 06:49:05 ]
This is a sort of cool website

[ orlando - 37 - 06:49:05 ]
Do bats bite people ? ?

[ Jordan - 38 - 06:49:05 ]
Can the whooping crane be on any other coast?

[ Alfonso - 39 - 06:49:05 ]
Why do blue jays attack other birds?

[ SARA/BRITTANY - 40 - 06:49:05 ]
WE WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING THIS. ARE YOU HAVING FUN? WE SURE ARE.

[ TPWD- 42 - 06:49:42 ]
RE: [SARA/BRITTANY] WE WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING THIS. ARE YOU HAVING FUN? WE SURE ARE.
Sara and Brittany, we have over 8000 students registered for this webcast.

[ Charm - 43 - 06:50:40 ]
Hi from Texas

[ NatureGuy - 45 - 06:51:24 ]
RE: [orlando] Do bats bite people ? ?
Bats only bite if you pick them up; just like any wild animal. But bats never attack people. Never pick up or touch wild mammals.

[ CoastieGirl - 47 - 06:51:46 ]
RE: [Stephen] How come the Green Jay just lives in South Texas?
I would guess that the Green Jay limits itself to traveling within tropical (warm) areas only....including various parts in Mexico.

[ NatureGuy - 48 - 06:52:12 ]
RE: [Jordan] Can the whooping crane be on any other coast?
Texas is the only place that Whooping cranes winter. All 180 spend the winter on the Texas Coast.

[ Mark - 50 - 06:52:38 ]
RE: [KrissieFerrumVA] I'd like to know how much a Monarch caterpillar will eat in one day. Thank you.
Krissie: I don't know that I can answer how much a Monarch caterpillar would eat in a day, but what becomes important with Monarch caterpillars is that they will only eat the leaves of the milkweed plants - the same plants that many people have allergies to. Some people will destroy all the milkweed around their homes. When we do this we eliminate food for the Monarch caterpillars. Of course, if we do not have food for the caterpillars, before long we do not have Monarch butterflies.

[ NatureGuy - 51 - 06:54:41 ]
RE: [Alfonso] Why do blue jays attack other birds?
Blue jays eat a variety of foods, and they will sometimes kill small animals, just like a hawk or owl does.

[ KendyllBarnett - 52 - 06:54:56 ]
Does the word "ocelot" have any other meaning?

[ unknown - 53 - 06:54:56 ]
What is a Leopard?

[ kristen - 54 - 06:54:56 ]
how many whooping cranes are left in Texas?

[ BB - 55 - 06:54:56 ]
Stubbs Elementary in Lubbock, TX is watching

[ SARA/BRITTANY - 56 - 06:54:56 ]
THIS IS A REALLY A COOL THING.

[ Megan - 57 - 06:54:56 ]
TFK I was Wondering why do Cyotes Howl at the moon at night?

[ Alfonso - 59 - 06:54:56 ]
Why do blue jays attack

[ Rodrigo - 62 - 06:54:56 ]
Well how many places do the yellow breasted birds go?

[ CoastieGirl - 67 - 06:55:27 ]
RE: [Jordan] Can the whooping crane be on any other coast?
Yes, as long as there are coastal wetlands for them to winter in. Some groups winter along two separate areas along the Eastern coast of the U.S.

[ NatureGuy - 68 - 06:55:39 ]
RE: [Leslie] Hi, I'm Leslie I'm studying about the Monarch Butterflys. I whant to learn about how the Monarchs migrate.
How monarchs migrate is a mystery - they migrate all the way to Mexico for the winter. That's a lot of information to keep in such as small brain.

[ Frances - 69 - 06:57:03 ]
What is the largest animal in the urban area? Also, how much does it eat? And where does it live in the city?

[ Alfonso - 70 - 06:57:03 ]
Why do blue jays attack other birds

[ gerardo - 71 - 06:57:03 ]
hi my city is Hart TX.

[ Jane - 72 - 06:57:03 ]
What does the rabbit eat

[ StThomasSchool - 73 - 06:57:03 ]
We would like to know if the monarchs are threatened or endangered? Also, how long do they live?

[ rick - 74 - 06:57:03 ]
How many birds are in the United states?

[ kristen - 75 - 06:57:03 ]
so are there only 180 left in Texas????

[ Ashley - 76 - 06:57:03 ]
i am fROM HART JR HIGH. I HAVE JUST TUNED IN!

[ unknown - 77 - 06:57:03 ]
How do you know what animal you are dealing with.

[ Megan - 78 - 06:57:03 ]
Who gets rabies more often? The Cyote or the Mountain Lion.Ii have them both at my ranch.

[ NatureGuy - 79 - 06:57:30 ]
RE: [unknown] What is a Leopard?
A leopard is a large, African cat. In the Americas, we have the jaguar. Both the leopard and the jaguar are spotted, like the ocelot.

[ konrad - 80 - 06:57:44 ]
How many people outside of Texas are watching this?

[ NatureGuy - 82 - 06:58:01 ]
RE: [Rodrigo] Well how many places do the yellow breasted birds go?
Wow, there are lots of yellow-breasted birds. Many winter in South America.

[ CoastieGirl - 83 - 06:58:08 ]
RE: [kristen] how many whooping cranes are left in Texas?
Today, the last wild flock of Whooping Cranes now numbers over 100.

[ NatureGuy - 84 - 06:58:29 ]
RE: [Rodrigo] Nature guy tell me how to put my messages on.
You just did it - we are getting your message!!!

[ Mark - 85 - 06:58:33 ]
RE: [kristen] how many whooping cranes are left in Texas?
This year about 180 Whooping Cranes spent the winter at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This is the highest census in recent years!

[ TPWD- 86 - 06:58:40 ]
RE: [konrad] How many people outside of Texas are watching this?
Konrad, we don't know how many people outside of Texas are watching-anyone who has a connection to the internet can watch!

[ CoastieGirl - 87 - 06:58:46 ]
RE: [kristen] so are there only 180 left in Texas????
Less than that.

[ BB - 89 - 06:59:34 ]
Stubbs Elementary in Lubbock, TX is watching

[ Kaitlyn - 90 - 06:59:34 ]
How long does it take to get the red crabs in the sea and ready to bread?

[ NatureGuy - 93 - 06:59:55 ]
RE: [Jane] What does the rabbit eat
Rabbits eat wildflowers and other leafy plants. They like dandelions and plaintain, also lettuce and carrots!

[ CoastieGirl - 95 - 07:00:35 ]
RE: [Kaitlyn] How long does it take to get the red crabs in the sea and ready to bread?
Do you mean the blue crab that turns red when you cook it?

[ celina - 96 - 07:00:42 ]
Are Ocelots related to Cheetahs?

[ Mystikal - 97 - 07:00:42 ]
Hey! My name is Josh. I live in Hart, TX. And this website is cool!

[ konrad - 98 - 07:00:42 ]
how many different kinds of butterfies are there?

[ Mark - 99 - 07:00:49 ]
RE: [StThomasSchool] We would like to know if the monarchs are threatened or endangered? Also, how long do they live?
Monarchs are not threatened or endangered, but their small concentrated areas in which they spend the winter are being logged very heavily. How long they live is one of the things we learn more about as we recover more of the tags in the Monarch Watch program.

[ NatureGuy - 100 - 07:00:52 ]
RE: [rick] How many birds are in the United states?
There are lots of species of birds in the U.S. We have over 600 species in Texas; many of them migrate through the state on their way to breeding grounds in the rest of the U.S.

[ CoastieGirl - 101 - 07:01:41 ]
RE: [Leslie] Hi, I'm Leslie I'm studying about the Monarch Butterflys. I whant to learn about how the Monarchs migrate.
Has someone answered your monarch butterfly question?

[ CoastieGirl - 102 - 07:02:20 ]
RE: [Charm] Hi from Texas
Hi from Texas, too.

[ Marjorie - 103 - 07:02:25 ]
Nature Guy, how diffrent kinds of birds are there?

[ Bob - 105 - 07:02:25 ]
I am studying about Monarch Butterflies and how many babies do they produce a year?

[ JoshuaSmith - 106 - 07:02:25 ]
How long does the Monarch butterfly live? Harker Heights Elementary School Harker Heights, Texas

[ konrad - 107 - 07:02:25 ]
how many different kinds of butterfies are there?

[ SARA - 108 - 07:02:25 ]
DEAR WHOEVER, HOW MANY BUTTERFLIES ARE THERE IN THE VALLEY? ARE THERE ANY BLUE BUTTERFLIES IN TEXAS??

[ Frances - 109 - 07:02:25 ]
How many different animals live healthy in the city? How many kinds of animals are house pets? Where do most animals live in the urban area?

[ Gerardo - 110 - 07:02:25 ]
I want to know about the rattlesnake.

[ Cara - 111 - 07:02:25 ]
How long do most cattepillars live as caterpillars before turnig into a butterflie

[ Mark - 113 - 07:03:10 ]
RE: [konrad] how many different kinds of butterfies are there?
I'm not sure how many different butterfly species live in Texas, but a recent count of butterfly species reported in the Rio Grande Valley was 294.

[ NatureGuy - 114 - 07:03:25 ]
RE: [celina] Are Ocelots related to Cheetahs?
Ocelots and cheetahs look related, because they have spots. But they actually are only distantly related.

[ CoastieGirl - 115 - 07:03:38 ]
RE: [unknown] What is a Leopard?
The leopard is an exotic large species of cat that occur in Africa. You can probably see one up close at a zoo.

[ NatureGuy - 116 - 07:04:03 ]
RE: [konrad] how many different kinds of butterfies are there?
WE have about 250 species of butterflies and moths in Texas; most of them in South Texas.

[ Kathryn - 117 - 07:04:12 ]
Why does the monarch caterpillar eat most right before they go in to the cacoon?

[ Kathryn - 118 - 07:04:12 ]
Why does the monarch caterpillar eat most right before they go in to the cacoon?

[ chris - 123 - 07:04:12 ]
how do you get hairy animals out of tx.

[ StJosephSchool - 126 - 07:04:12 ]
Any one here from the Vally.

[ CoastieGirl - 129 - 07:05:11 ]
The largest one I've seen are the oppossum and raccoon.

[ Mark - 130 - 07:05:17 ]
RE: [SARA] DEAR WHOEVER, HOW MANY BUTTERFLIES ARE THERE IN THE VALLEY? ARE THERE ANY BLUE BUTTERFLIES IN TEXAS??
The recent count for the Rio Grande Valley was 294 species. Several of these have blue colors in their wings.

[ NatureGuy - 131 - 07:06:05 ]
RE: [Cara] How long do most cattepillars live as caterpillars before turnig into a butterflie
Some caterpillars take a month to become a butterfly; others may take 6 months, especially those that go into their cocoons in the fall and emerge in spring.

[ chris - 132 - 07:06:12 ]
I'm from new york

[ gerardo - 133 - 07:06:12 ]
I like to know about the rattlesnake.

[ Bob - 134 - 07:06:12 ]
How did the Black Bear get it's name?

[ marcus - 135 - 07:06:12 ]
HOW DO YOU GET BATS

[ Matt - 136 - 07:06:12 ]
Why do the Black Widows eat the other, after they mate?

[ Kaitlyn - 137 - 07:06:12 ]
Why are animals so dumb and eat trash

[ Jane - 138 - 07:06:12 ]
Doe the lizards shed their skin all in one like the snakes

[ RayburnElmChelsea - 140 - 07:06:13 ]
Do Bulls Get Mad WHen They See Red And Why?

[ NatureGuy - 142 - 07:06:58 ]
RE: [Kathryn] Why does the monarch caterpillar eat most right before they go in to the cacoon?
They eat a lot because they are so big then, and growing fast!

[ NatureGuy - 143 - 07:07:34 ]
RE: [chris] how do you get hairy animals out of tx.
Not sure what you mean. We need our hairy animals; mice, foxes, bobcats. Do you want to get rid of all of them? I hope not.

[ unknown - 146 - 07:08:08 ]
Why are bats considered a gothic animal?

[ Jane - 147 - 07:08:08 ]
if the bald eagle is endangered what is it's preditor and and what is it's prey

[ Lynn - 149 - 07:08:40 ]
Why do they allow hunting of those poor little animals?

[ NatureGuy - 150 - 07:08:45 ]
RE: [gerardo] I like to know about the rattlesnake.
Rattlesnakes are cool. They can sense heat in the dark - that's how they find mice to eat. The best mousetrap invented!

[ Mark - 151 - 07:08:57 ]
RE: [SARA] DEAR WHOEVER, HOW MANY BUTTERFLIES ARE THERE IN THE VALLEY? ARE THERE ANY BLUE BUTTERFLIES IN TEXAS??
The recent count for the Rio Grande Valley was 294 species. Several of these have blue colors in their wings.

[ AndyT - 152 - 07:09:00 ]
RE: [RayburnElmChelsea] Do Bulls Get Mad WHen They See Red And Why?
I think the bulls are reacting more to the movement then the color. If you used a green or blue colth they would prob react like a red one.

[ NatureGuy - 154 - 07:09:30 ]
RE: [marcus] HOW DO YOU GET BATS
You can put up a bat house (like a bird house but with a big hole in the floor).

[ Jenna - 156 - 07:09:42 ]
About how far do Monarch butterflies fly?

[ BillyinVA - 157 - 07:09:42 ]
We'd like to know if the alligator hibernates or estivates? And if so, what it does? Thsank you.

[ unknown - 158 - 07:09:42 ]
Whould it be okay to have a leopard or panther for a house pet even if it is trained really well?

[ NatureGuy - 159 - 07:10:20 ]
RE: [Kaitlyn] Why are animals so dumb and eat trash
Actually, many smart animals have learned to eat trash - like raccoons and blackbirds. But it's best to through your trash away in garbage cans so these animals have better, natural food to eat.

[ MeganB - 161 - 07:10:56 ]
Why do the birds sing?

[ Maria - 162 - 07:10:56 ]
About how many different types of butterflys are there in the world ? How many Pandas are there in the world and how many are in Captivity? Can Pandas live anywhere in the wild rather than China?

[ Holly - 163 - 07:10:56 ]
can you eat all kinds of crabs?

[ Bob - 167 - 07:11:41 ]
This is so cool I wish I could listen to this all day!!!!!!

[ Marcus - 168 - 07:11:41 ]
DO YOU NKOW HOW MANY BRIDS THER ARE.

[ Ashley - 173 - 07:11:41 ]
WHAT DO WE DO IF YOU FIND A WILD ANIMAL?

[ CodyJustininVA - 174 - 07:11:41 ]
We are really enjoying this webcast! We'd like to know how long Monarch Butterflies live? Thank you.

[ Holly - 175 - 07:11:41 ]
how much do catipillars eat before turning into a cocoon?

[ Amanda - 176 - 07:11:41 ]
Do you know how many birds live in Texas

[ Bob - 179 - 07:11:41 ]
Is this cool or what?

[ HartJH - 180 - 07:11:41 ]
How far is a bats wing span?

[ rick - 181 - 07:11:41 ]
How many birds are there in the Untited states.

[ Jane - 182 - 07:11:41 ]
How many animals are there in the whole world? THanks Jane

[ Matthew - 183 - 07:11:41 ]
Do you know where the Monarch butterflies migration path is.

[ Dalila - 184 - 07:11:41 ]
I'm from Hart. I'm 14 years old.

[ Angelica - 185 - 07:11:41 ]
What wildlife animals can you find in West Texas?

[ Megan - 186 - 07:11:41 ]
I was also wondering are raccoons related to posums? I have them at my ranch too and I see them alot.

[ SARA/BRITTANY - 188 - 07:11:41 ]
THIS IS A REALLY A COOL THING.

[ Holly - 189 - 07:11:41 ]
How old can kinkajoos live?

[ Alyssa - 190 - 07:11:52 ]
How do the butterflies fit in thier cacoons?

[ fay - 192 - 07:11:52 ]
Do any monkeys live in the city

[ MeganB - 193 - 07:11:52 ]
Why do the birds sing?

[ Vivian - 194 - 07:11:52 ]
Hi From Rayburn In SAN ANTONIO

[ Jordan - 195 - 07:11:52 ]
Where do the blue crabs live? I'm talking about the blue crabs that become red when you cook them.

[ AndyT - 196 - 07:11:57 ]
RE: [Jane] if the bald eagle is endangered what is it's preditor and and what is it's prey
Jane the bald eagle was recently down listed from being endangered. Few predators of adult bald eagles. Man is the biggest problem. Its prey rodents, snakes, fish, dead critters - whatever it can get its talons on.

[ Mark - 197 - 07:12:12 ]
RE: [Jane] if the bald eagle is endangered what is it's preditor and and what is it's prey
Actually, the Bald Eagle is one of wildlife managements success stories, having been taken off the endangered species list last year. Their prime predator is still man, who view them as a threat to livestock. Their primary prey includes fish, other birds, small animals and the occasional large animal - usually one that has died from other causes.

[ NatureGuy - 198 - 07:12:15 ]
RE: [unknown] Why are bats considered a gothic animal?
Because some bats are vampires. But most bats eat bugs, not blood. In fact, vampire bats only occur in Central American and South America. We don't have any vampire bats in the U.S.

[ CoastieGirl - 199 - 07:12:29 ]
RE: [Gerardo] I want to know about the rattlesnake.
Well, the Diamondback rattlesnake has a tan, gray, or brown coloration with about 25-45 diamond-shaped blotches with light borders around the blotches. You can find them in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, California and Mexico. Very poisonous. Hear a rattle, better skeedattle....

[ NatureGuy - 200 - 07:13:00 ]
RE: [MeganB] Why do the birds sing?
Birds sign to protect their 'territory.' It's there way of saying 'This place is mine!'

[ NatureGuy - 201 - 07:13:41 ]
RE: [Matthew] Do you know where the Monarch butterflies migration path is.
Nearly all Monarchs migrate through Texas; some along the Gulf Coast, most through central Texas. California has some, too.

[ AndyT - 202 - 07:13:50 ]
RE: [Jordan] Where do the blue crabs live? I'm talking about the blue crabs that become red when you cook them.
Jordan blue crabs are found in costal waters of North America. Not sure how far north they are found but along most of the east coast of the United States down into the Gulf Coast.

[ NatureGuy - 203 - 07:14:18 ]
RE: [Megan] I was also wondering are raccoons related to posums? I have them at my ranch too and I see them alot.
Raccoons and oppossums are very different. Opossums are most closely related to kangaroos!!!

[ ElizabethR - 207 - 07:14:22 ]
Why do male deers have horns?

[ Mary - 209 - 07:14:22 ]
How many eggs does a Dove have a year? How many eggs does a guale have a year?

[ Kathryn - 210 - 07:14:22 ]
Why does the monarch caterpillar eat most right before they go in to the cacoon?

[ Kathryn - 211 - 07:14:22 ]
Why does the monarch caterpillar eat most right before they go in to the cacoon?

[ Megan - 213 - 07:14:22 ]
How many quail are in a cuvy at the most?

[ Angelica - 214 - 07:14:22 ]
Out of all the species of birds in Texas, how many are endangered?

[ Marcus - 215 - 07:14:22 ]
HOW DO YOU DO WHEN A BIRD IS SIAC

[ Kaitlyn - 217 - 07:14:22 ]
Why do animals eat trash

[ Megan - 218 - 07:14:22 ]
Why do whales have a blowhole?

[ KevinNealElem - 220 - 07:14:22 ]
Why would a woodpecker peck on my house?

[ Maria - 221 - 07:14:22 ]
Can butterflys live in really dry areas ? How long can butterfly's live without pollen?

[ kristen - 222 - 07:14:22 ]
why are the cranes so few in number?

[ konrad - 223 - 07:14:22 ]
how many different kinds of butterfies are there?

[ Alyssa - 224 - 07:14:22 ]
How do the monarch butterflies fit in thier cacoon?

[ Jordan - 225 - 07:14:22 ]
When the caterpillers spin the cacoon how do they become butterflies?

[ CoastieGirl - 226 - 07:14:27 ]
RE: [Kaitlyn] Why are animals so dumb and eat trash
It's not that they are dumb, but actually very smart. These animals have figured out that's it's much easier to eat what we throw away in a trashcan than hunt for food. Humans throw away lots of food.

[ Mark - 227 - 07:14:31 ]
RE: [Marcus] DO YOU NKOW HOW MANY BRIDS THER ARE.
I'm not sure what the most recent count for birds in the world is, but here in Texas we are very fortunate to have 618 species within our borders - the most of any state in the nation.

[ NatureGuy - 228 - 07:15:04 ]
RE: [Alyssa] How do the butterflies fit in thier cacoons?
Some weave their coccoon around them, using silk. Others turn their skin into their coccoon.

[ Gengie - 229 - 07:15:39 ]
We finally found you guys! We have been enjoying the pictures! And we think the new school in Weslaco should be a Jaguarundi. Be sure to tell your mom hi for me Katrina

[ ElizabethR - 231 - 07:15:39 ]
Why do alligators have bumps on their back?

[ Fay - 233 - 07:15:39 ]
If an animal with rabis bites you, will you dye

[ Brandi - 234 - 07:15:39 ]
Do all reptiles lay eggs?

[ Cara - 235 - 07:15:39 ]
How many different types of animals live in Texas

[ Maria - 236 - 07:15:39 ]
what are talons on a Bald Eagle ? Are they it's claws?

[ Cristina - 237 - 07:15:39 ]
Do you have any ideas for our butterfly garden

[ NatureGuy - 239 - 07:15:42 ]
RE: [Megan] Who gets rabies more often? The Cyote or the Mountain Lion.Ii have them both at my ranch.
Rabies is very rare. Coyotes sometimes get it. Mountain lions hardly ever get rabies.

[ ElizabethR - 240 - 07:16:00 ]
Why do male deers have horns?

[ kristen - 247 - 07:16:00 ]
why are the cranes so few in number?

[ CoastieGirl - 249 - 07:16:37 ]
RE: [Jane] if the bald eagle is endangered what is it's preditor and and what is it's prey
Man is the reason for it being endangered. Illegal shooting of the eagle, pesticides, etc. Eagles love to eat meat so things like mice, small birds, lizards, and snakes are just a few of the things eagles like to eat. They are carnivores.

[ NatureGuy - 250 - 07:16:42 ]
RE: [kristen] why are the cranes so few in number?
They lost a lot of their habitat. And many, many years ago, people hunted them for food and feathers. We now have seasons to protect animals from being hunted too much.

[ unknown - 251 - 07:16:48 ]
Could a regular house pet live in the wild by itself after he has been with humans who feed him though he still catches mice and squirels?

[ Henrietta - 252 - 07:16:49 ]
How many kinds of butterflies are in Texas?

[ Kristen - 253 - 07:16:49 ]
what is your favorite field of science?? Is there any animal that you are afraid of or don't like?

[ scott - 254 - 07:16:49 ]
do yall know how many snakes are in texas?

[ scott - 258 - 07:16:49 ]
do yall know how many snakes are in texas?

[ Marlene - 262 - 07:16:54 ]
Do you know what color our milkweed in our butterfly garden will be when it grows?

[ NatureGuy - 267 - 07:17:39 ]
RE: [Fay] If an animal with rabis bites you, will you dye
Not always. Most animals do not have rabies. But if you ever are bitten by a wild animal, you need to see a doctor. A doctor can give you a shot that will protect you from rabies.

[ Mark - 268 - 07:17:43 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] Why would a woodpecker peck on my house?
Woodpeckers drum on wooden structures (usually a tree) looking for food. Most woodpeckers have already found an insect they want, and are trying to get the insect to the surface where they can eat it.

[ NatureGuy - 271 - 07:18:20 ]
RE: [unknown] Could a regular house pet live in the wild by itself after he has been with humans who feed him though he still catches mice and squirels?
It's hard for pets to live in the wild. Some cats can, but it's a tough life. They are better off with people.

[ Carolina - 272 - 07:18:33 ]
How many crabs are in the whole world? Do they only live in damp and humid places?

[ amber - 273 - 07:18:33 ]
how many types of reptiles are endangered in Texas?

[ MotherNature - 274 - 07:18:33 ]
We are here in the Rio Grand Valley preapring for the Texas Tropics Nature Festival. The students here at Leal Elementary are finding this a great lead in to all the nature programs going on this weekend. This is great!

[ RayburnELMDAVID - 275 - 07:18:47 ]
WHEN AN ALAGATOR DIES DO OTHER ANIMALS FEED ON IT?

[ Gengie - 276 - 07:18:47 ]
Roosevelt Intermediate from Weslaco would like to say hello! This is a wonderful idea!

[ Holly - 277 - 07:19:03 ]
what is the second bigest animal in the world that lives on land?

[ NatureGuy - 278 - 07:19:07 ]
RE: [scott] do yall know how many snakes are in texas?
We have just over 100 species of snakes in Texas. 105, I think.

[ StjoeSchool - 279 - 07:19:28 ]
Hi.

[ CoastieGirl - 282 - 07:19:39 ]
RE: [kristen] why are the cranes so few in number?
Many of them were shot nearly to extinction at the end of the 19th century for their meat. Their habitat was also overtaken by man and will never be able to occupy these areas again. Habitat destruction adn pollution are their greatest threats.

[ NatureGuy - 283 - 07:19:59 ]
RE: [Maria] what are talons on a Bald Eagle ? Are they it's claws?
Yep, that's what we call an eagle's claws. Talons. We use the same term for hawks.

[ Mark - 285 - 07:20:26 ]
RE: [Angelica] Out of all the species of birds in Texas, how many are endangered?
The state currently lists 14 birds as endangered.

[ NatureGuy - 286 - 07:20:49 ]
RE: [Holly] what percent of the rain forest is still left?
We've lost a lot of rain forest, but I'm not sure how much. Most of us here are experts on Texas; not sure if we have any tropical experts. Sorry.

[ StjoeSchool - 290 - 07:21:24 ]
Are there any cheetahs in Texas?

[ Joy - 292 - 07:21:24 ]
how many bears are there in Texas and do they come near cities.

[ Angelica - 293 - 07:21:24 ]
how many animals are indangered

[ NatureGuy - 295 - 07:21:35 ]
RE: [Marlene] Do you know what color our milkweed in our butterfly garden will be when it grows?
There are many kinds of milkweed, some are white, some are orange, some are purple.

[ Megan - 296 - 07:21:36 ]
Is it a sertain kind of deer that scrapes their skin off their horns. I don't know it that kind of deer is in texas

[ AndyT - 298 - 07:22:23 ]
RE: [Mary] How many eggs does a Dove have a year? How many eggs does a guale have a year?
Dove may lay at least two eggs per year - maybe more if the do multiple nesting attempts in that nesting season. Quail may lay many eggs with each nesting. Perhaps close to 10-15 eggs per nest.

[ NatureGuy - 299 - 07:22:32 ]
RE: [Holly] what is the second bigest animal in the world that lives on land?
That's a tough question. I'm not sure, since it isn't a Texas species. I think it's either a rhinocerous or a hippopotomas.

[ RaulNealElem - 300 - 07:22:37 ]
Do we have bears in Texas?

[ Bethany/Mason - 305 - 07:22:58 ]
What is the lifespan of a monarch butterfly

[ NatureGuy - 306 - 07:23:17 ]
RE: [RayburnELMDAVID] WHEN AN ALAGATOR DIES DO OTHER ANIMALS FEED ON IT?
Yes, many different animals feed on dead things; vultures, coyotes, turtles all do. As well as many insects and crustaceans.

[ StjoeSchool - 307 - 07:23:40 ]
Hi.

[ Margaret - 309 - 07:23:44 ]
How many tails can a gecko have?

[ NatureGuy - 310 - 07:23:50 ]
RE: [StjoeSchool] Are there any cheetahs in Texas?
Nope, cheetahs only live in Africa. But we have ocelots in Texas!

[ CoastieGirl - 312 - 07:23:57 ]
RE: [Holly] what lives older a blue whale or a whale shark?
The blue whale lives to be 30 to 40 years old. It is a warm-blooded marine mammal. The lifespan of a Whale shark (a cold-blooded fish) is unknown at this time.

[ NatureGuy - 313 - 07:24:25 ]
RE: [Angelica] how many animals are indangered
In Texas we have over 125 species of endangered animals.

[ CoastieGirl - 314 - 07:24:35 ]
RE: [Brandi] Do all reptiles lay eggs?
No, some give live birth.....even some snakes.

[ NatureGuy - 315 - 07:25:03 ]
RE: [TPWD] Cindy, it could be your speakers-do you have them on your computer? Can you get sound from any other device on your computer? You may just need to turn up the volume.
Make sure to click on the volume button on the bottom of your RealPlayer screen.

[ FerrumElementaryVA - 317 - 07:25:17 ]
Since all of the eastern populations of Monarchs migrate through Texas, how does Texas recoginze the importance of allowing wild plants to remain that will provide nectar for all those Monarchs?

[ Brandi - 318 - 07:25:17 ]
How many differnt species of bats are there in Texas?

[ CoastieGirl - 319 - 07:25:20 ]
RE: [Mary] How many eggs does a Dove have a year? How many eggs does a guale have a year?
What kind of dove? And, are you asking about the quail?

[ AndyT - 320 - 07:25:22 ]
RE: [Carolina] How many crabs are in the whole world? Do they only live in damp and humid places?
Crabs are decopods and there are some 8500 species of decopos. This would include lobsters, shrimp , crayfish and crabs. Most are marine a few freshwater BUT there are a few land species. As you say they need moist habitats to live in.

[ Bethany/Mason - 321 - 07:25:40 ]
If you are confronted with a bear in the wild should you run or play dead?

[ NatureGuy - 322 - 07:25:46 ]
RE: [Megan] Is it a sertain kind of deer that scrapes their skin off their horns. I don't know it that kind of deer is in texas
All deer scrape their 'velvet' off their antlers in the fall. We have two native deer in Texas - white-tailed deer and mule deer.

[ NatureGuy - 328 - 07:26:09 ]
RE: [Bethany/Mason] What is the lifespan of a monarch butterfly
Most Monarchs only live for a few months.

[ Mark - 329 - 07:26:35 ]
RE: [RayburnELMDAVID] WHEN AN ALAGATOR DIES DO OTHER ANIMALS FEED ON IT?
When any animal or plant dies, other animals and plants will use the carcass as food (and sometimes as a shelter). This is what is called a food web, allowing the energy to be recycled and never lost.

[ Margaret - 330 - 07:26:50 ]
How many different varieties of bluebonnets are found in Texas?

[ Lynn - 331 - 07:26:50 ]
Does anyone know why people can't just keep any animal that they find in the wild?

[ NatureGuy - 332 - 07:27:04 ]
RE: [FerrumElementaryVA] Since all of the eastern populations of Monarchs migrate through Texas, how does Texas recoginze the importance of allowing wild plants to remain that will provide nectar for all those Monarchs?
We work hard to convince people to plant native plants. And much of Texas is still rangeland, which has lots of flowers.

[ StJosephSchool - 333 - 07:27:13 ]
Is anyone here from McAllen or Edinburg? (Texas)

[ Lori - 335 - 07:27:32 ]
RE: [RaulNealElem] Do we have bears in Texas?
Bears in Texas are very rare but we do have black bears which are found in far East Texas and in far West Texas.

[ AndyT - 336 - 07:27:40 ]
RE: [Bethany/Mason] If you are confronted with a bear in the wild should you run or play dead?
What I was told when I was in Alaska best thing to do was to play dead. If you run away the bear may chase you and more then likely will catch you. Keep in mind bears for the most part as afraid of us as we are of them.

[ NatureGuy - 337 - 07:27:59 ]
RE: [Bethany/Mason] If you are confronted with a bear in the wild should you run or play dead?
Never run from a large predator - their instinct is too chase animals that run. Move slowly away or play dead is the best strategy.

[ CoastieGirl - 338 - 07:28:05 ]
RE: [Angelica] Out of all the species of birds in Texas, how many are endangered?
Well, back in 1996, there were 14 bird species that were endangered. The number may be different today.

[ RayburnELMDAVID - 339 - 07:28:07 ]
DO BUTTERFLYS HAVE SPECIAL POWDER ON THIER WINGS THAT HELP THEM FLY?

[ StJosephSchool - 340 - 07:28:07 ]
So, how many ocelots are there in Texas?

[ NatureGuy - 343 - 07:28:37 ]
RE: [NatureGuywantabe] Who is the mysterious Nature Guy?
I'm a wildlife biologist in Austin, TX. My name is John Herron.

[ CoastieGirl - 344 - 07:29:16 ]
RE: [Kristen] what is your favorite field of science?? Is there any animal that you are afraid of or don't like?
My favorite field is marine science. I love most animals. Spiders still make me squirm a little.

[ NatureGuy - 345 - 07:29:22 ]
RE: [Brandi] How many differnt species of bats are there in Texas?
We have over 30 species of bats in Texas; I think 32.

[ Margaret - 346 - 07:29:52 ]
Does Texas have King Cobras?

[ MrsZimmerer - 347 - 07:30:24 ]
J. Houston Elementary in Austin, TX is watching!

[ Lori - 349 - 07:30:48 ]
RE: [Lynn] Does anyone know why people can't just keep any animal that they find in the wild?
Wild animals are better left in their own habitat. Captivity puts lots of stress on them.

[ MrsZimmerer - 350 - 07:30:56 ]
J. Houston Elementary in Austin, TX is watching!

[ AndyT - 352 - 07:31:22 ]
RE: [Margaret] Does Texas have King Cobras?
Not naturally found here BUT I would never say no to an escaped snake or two!

[ NatureGuy - 353 - 07:31:45 ]
RE: [Margaret] How many different varieties of bluebonnets are found in Texas?
Wow, that's a hard question. I think we have 6 species in Texas.

[ ElizabethVanessa - 354 - 07:31:51 ]
We are from Houston Elementary in Austin and would like to know how the monarch butterfly defends itself.

[ Mark - 355 - 07:32:08 ]
RE: [Bethany/Mason] If you are confronted with a bear in the wild should you run or play dead?
As man moves into areas he has not traditionally lived in, he comes in contact with a lot of wildlife. Bears DO NOT like to attack men! They need to be respected because of their size and power, but they usually will not attack unless they are threatened or surprised. If you meet up with a bear, the best thing to do is back away from the bear. Don not take your eyes off the bear and do not run. Talk loudly but calmly and move confidently. Do NOT ever move toward a bear - especially with cubs.

[ AndyT - 356 - 07:32:10 ]
RE: [MrsZimmerer] J. Houston Elementary in Austin, TX is watching!
Glad to have you folks here!!!!

[ NatureGuy - 358 - 07:32:26 ]
RE: [StJosephSchool] So, how many ocelots are there in Texas?
Ocelots are very rare. We probably only have a few hundred left in Texas.

[ Lori - 359 - 07:32:31 ]
RE: [MrsZimmerer] J. Houston Elementary in Austin, TX is watching!
Welcome J. Houston Elementary! Any questions?

[ AmberVestal - 360 - 07:32:50 ]
How can a lizard walk on water?

[ Margaret - 361 - 07:32:50 ]
Where are the rattlesnakes in Texas found? Central or South Texas?

[ NatureGuy - 362 - 07:33:00 ]
RE: [RayburnELMDAVID] DO BUTTERFLYS HAVE SPECIAL POWDER ON THIER WINGS THAT HELP THEM FLY?
It's not a powder, but their wings are covered with small scales. They flake off very easily, and look like powder.

[ John - 363 - 07:33:09 ]
Why should you leave a baby bird egg alone if you find it in the wild?

[ NatureGuy - 365 - 07:33:44 ]
RE: [CoastieGirl] My favorite field is marine science. I love most animals. Spiders still make me squirm a little.
I'm a bit skittish about spiders, too. But jumping spiders are kinda cool - they seem intelligent they way the watch things.

[ CoastieGirl - 366 - 07:33:44 ]
RE: [Holly] what percent of the rain forest is still left?
Well, I can tell you that back in 1988 over 40 percent of our rainforests have been converted to pastures for beef production. I'm sure that this number is much higher today.

[ willieadams - 367 - 07:33:55 ]
are there any dangerous reptiles in large cities.

[ Joy - 368 - 07:33:55 ]
how many species of geckos are there in Texas?

[ AndyT - 369 - 07:34:01 ]
RE: [ElizabethVanessa] We are from Houston Elementary in Austin and would like to know how the monarch butterfly defends itself.
The best defense is that these butterflys have a bad taste associated with them and most critters have LEARNED not to eat them. There are a few species which mimic the monarch to take advantage of this.

[ NatureGuy - 370 - 07:34:16 ]
RE: [Margaret] Does Texas have King Cobras?
Nope, Texas doesn't have cobras. Cobras live in Africa and Asia.

[ hcsolis - 372 - 07:34:18 ]
Marc wants to know--What kind of plants can we plant in our atrium to help butterflys?

[ Amber - 374 - 07:34:52 ]
How many different species of endangered snakes are there?

[ AndyT - 375 - 07:35:27 ]
RE: [willieadams] are there any dangerous reptiles in large cities.
Well you can see rattle snakes in some areas and perhaps a few other snakes as well. They dont do well in cities but the possibility always exists that you may "run across one".

[ CoastieGirl - 376 - 07:35:37 ]
RE: [Angelica] how many animals are indangered
Well, in Texas alone, over 62 species are listed as endangered.

[ NatureGuy - 377 - 07:35:57 ]
RE: [AmberVestal] How can a lizard walk on water?
Only one species does that, and it's not in Texas. It has wide, webbed feet and runs on the water surface.

[ JasmineLeslie - 378 - 07:36:10 ]
We are from Houston Elementary in Austin,and we wanted to ask you 2 questions 1)How do Monarch Butterflies protect themselves from their enimies? 2)Can Venomous Snakes migrate?

[ NatureGuy - 380 - 07:36:37 ]
RE: [Margaret] Where are the rattlesnakes in Texas found? Central or South Texas?
We have rattlesnakes almost everywhere in Texas (in the country only, not much in cities.) But they are more common in South Texas.

[ Margaret - 381 - 07:36:38 ]
How fast does an ocelot run

[ FerrumElementaryVA - 382 - 07:37:09 ]
Have any amphibians, especially frogs, been found that are deformed such as those found in Minnesota?

[ AndyT - 384 - 07:37:38 ]
RE: [John] Why should you leave a baby bird egg alone if you find it in the wild?
John the best reason is that the mother bird is more then likely close by and has not abandoned the chick.

[ Bethany - 385 - 07:37:53 ]
What kind of food does the green anole have to have?

[ NatureGuy - 386 - 07:38:15 ]
RE: [willieadams] are there any dangerous reptiles in large cities.
If you live in the suburbs, you may see rattlesnakes or coral snakes. Both are venomous.

[ AndyT - 387 - 07:38:47 ]
RE: [StjoeSchool] Hi.
Hi glad you folks are here. Feel free to jump in with any questions you may have.

[ NatureGuy - 388 - 07:38:56 ]
RE: [Joy] how many species of geckos are there in Texas?
WE have 6 species of geckos in Texas.

[ CoastieGirl - 389 - 07:38:56 ]
RE: [RaulNealElem] Do we have bears in Texas?
Well, the Black Bear is making a come-back! They are restricted to the mountainous area in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Some have been seen recently in Willacy and Kleberg counties. The last Grizzley Bear in Texas was reportedly killed in 1890.

[ Margaret - 390 - 07:39:22 ]
How fast does a road runner run?

[ NatureGuy - 391 - 07:39:42 ]
RE: [John] Why should you leave a baby bird egg alone if you find it in the wild?
It's best to leave bird eggs in the nest, where the parents can take care of it. And some birds lay eggs on the ground, so you may not realize it's in a nest.

[ AndyT - 392 - 07:39:52 ]
RE: [Bethany] What kind of food does the green anole have to have?
Anoles eat small insects and spiders. You could prob. get crickets or mealworms they would feed on as well.

[ ElizabethVanessa - 393 - 07:40:06 ]
We're from J.Houston Elem.We would like to know how they migrate?

[ CoastieGirl - 394 - 07:40:07 ]
RE: [Brandi] How many differnt species of bats are there in Texas?
At least 30 different species of bats live in Texas.

[ NatureGuy - 395 - 07:40:34 ]
RE: [Amber] How many different species of endangered snakes are there?
WE have 12 species of threatend species of snakes in Texas. None are officially considered endangered.

[ NatureGuy - 396 - 07:41:35 ]
RE: [JasmineLeslie] We are from Houston Elementary in Austin,and we wanted to ask you 2 questions 1)How do Monarch Butterflies protect themselves from their enimies? 2)Can Venomous Snakes migrate?
Monarchs are protected by poisons they eat. They eat milkweed, and are one of the only animals that can eat the poisons in milkweed.

[ NatureGuy - 397 - 07:42:07 ]
RE: [JasmineLeslie] We are from Houston Elementary in Austin,and we wanted to ask you 2 questions 1)How do Monarch Butterflies protect themselves from their enimies? 2)Can Venomous Snakes migrate?
Vemomous snakes don't migrate far - less than 10-20 miles in a year.

[ Tanisha - 398 - 07:42:25 ]
Why would someone want to keep a dangerous animal as a pet?

[ CoastieGirl - 399 - 07:42:32 ]
RE: [Margaret] How many different varieties of bluebonnets are found in Texas?
Four different varies: The Big Bend Bluebonnet, the Dune Bluebonnet, the Sandyland Bluebonnet, and the famous Texas Bluebonnet.

[ NatureGuy - 400 - 07:42:44 ]
RE: [FerrumElementaryVA] Have any amphibians, especially frogs, been found that are deformed such as those found in Minnesota?
Yes, we sometimes find deformed amphibians. But it's difficult to determine the cause.

[ AndyT - 401 - 07:43:13 ]
RE: [Margaret] How fast does a road runner run?
Roadrunner prefers running to flying and has been clocked at speeds of 15 miles per hour. They are approximately 22 inches in length and their diet consists of insects, lizards, centipedes, mice and snakes.

[ Margaret - 402 - 07:43:22 ]
How many endangered species are found in the Rio Grande Valley?

[ NatureGuy - 403 - 07:43:36 ]
RE: [Margaret] How fast does a road runner run?
I'm not sure, but I've seen them run at least 30 miles per hour.

[ CoastieGirl - 404 - 07:43:38 ]
RE: [StJosephSchool] Is anyone here from McAllen or Edinburg? (Texas)
I'll be in McAllen tomorrow for the Texas Tropics Nature Festival!! Look for us at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Tent

[ NatureGuy - 405 - 07:43:58 ]
RE: [Bethany] What kind of food does the green anole have to have?
Green anoles like crickets and small roaches.

[ NatureGuy - 406 - 07:44:41 ]
RE: [Tanisha] Why would someone want to keep a dangerous animal as a pet?
I'm not sure - I sure don't want any dangerous animals as pets!!!!

[ AndyT - 407 - 07:44:43 ]
RE: [Tanisha] Why would someone want to keep a dangerous animal as a pet?
Good question. Some folks do it for the thrill of it. Others do it for profit and others may be helping the population to recover in captivity.

[ WildlifeTech - 408 - 07:44:53 ]
RE: [Amber] How many different species of endangered snakes are there?
There are about 10-15 different threatened snake species in Texas and about 5 endangered.

[ CoastieGirl - 409 - 07:44:56 ]
RE: [Lynn] Who are you CoastieGirl? I want to be a marine biologist, too!
I'm in Corpus Christi! Yay! Marine Science rules!

[ Margaret - 410 - 07:45:28 ]
Memorial Elementary from Weslaco is happy to be invited for this event.

[ CoastieGirl - 411 - 07:45:37 ]
RE: [Margaret] Does Texas have King Cobras?
They are exotic species, so we shouldn't.

[ TPWD- 412 - 07:45:56 ]
RE: [Margaret] Memorial Elementary from Weslaco is happy to be invited for this event.
Welcome Memorial Elementary. Hope you enjoy the show!

[ NatureGuy - 413 - 07:46:29 ]
RE: [Margaret] How many endangered species are found in the Rio Grande Valley?
I'm not sure, I don't have figures handy at the region level. You do have ocelots, jaguarundis, eagles.

[ Sandra - 414 - 07:46:44 ]
Why do people move to the woods and then complain when there are wild animals around their house? Then they want to kill them or get someone to take them away from their home? I don't understand that...

[ AndyT - 416 - 07:47:14 ]
RE: [CoastieGirl] They are exotic species, so we shouldn't.
And from what I have seen on TV about king cobras - the size, toxicity of its venom I AM glad its not something we have to worry about all to often here in Texas!

[ DestinyCoffman - 417 - 07:47:30 ]
How do snakes hibornate

[ CoastieGirl - 418 - 07:47:35 ]
RE: [NatureGuy] I'm a bit skittish about spiders, too. But jumping spiders are kinda cool - they seem intelligent they way the watch things.
Don't you get the feeling that they are "looking at you" with those spooky green eyes?

[ arissandvanessa - 419 - 07:48:00 ]
we are from houston elementary school We would like to ask why do the monarch butterflies like to eat milkweed plants?

[ CoastieGirl - 420 - 07:49:35 ]
RE: [willieadams] are there any dangerous reptiles in large cities.
Sometimes, after a heavy rain.....and you live along the coast.....near wetlands.....an alligator might find its way to ditches and water bodies that have formed inland....sometimes near people's homes. Call the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department if you see one so that they can safely return it back to its home.

[ Margaret - 421 - 07:49:36 ]
How many quail species are found in Texas?

[ brownsugar - 422 - 07:50:20 ]
what type of snakes do El Paso wildlife have

[ NatureGuy - 423 - 07:50:29 ]
RE: [DestinyCoffman] How do snakes hibornate
We're not sure. Rattlesnakes can hibernate. They move into small caves that don't freeze and lower their metabolism.

[ Margaret - 424 - 07:50:29 ]
How many tails can a gecko have?

[ AndyT - 425 - 07:50:43 ]
RE: [Sandra] Why do people move to the woods and then complain when there are wild animals around their house? Then they want to kill them or get someone to take them away from their home? I don't understand that...
Good question. I think most folks like the "back to nature" feel of living around the woods. The woods however are the home of many differnt animals and IF you choose to live here you should be willing to share with the animals.

[ WildlifeTech - 426 - 07:51:06 ]
RE: [Sandra] Why do people move to the woods and then complain when there are wild animals around their house? Then they want to kill them or get someone to take them away from their home? I don't understand that...
Many people move to the woods from city or urban areas not knowing what to expect from these animals. With the increase in urban environments, we try to find a balance and educate the public in how to tolerate such animals and enjoy them at the same time.

[ JasmineKim - 427 - 07:51:52 ]
HI im from JOsephine houston elementary school and ive wanted to ask 1 question which is How can butterflies defend themselves from their enimies?

[ ElizabethandDaniela - 428 - 07:51:52 ]
We're from J Houston Elem.of Austin TX. and We would like to know where is the coyotes habitat?

[ CoastieGirl - 429 - 07:52:08 ]
RE: [Amber] How many different species of endangered snakes are there?
Well, according to a list dating back to 1996, 12 species of snakes were considered threatened (one step closer to becoming endangered). I sure hope that today, none are endangered.

[ CoastieGirl - 430 - 07:52:51 ]
RE: [willieadams] are there any dangerous reptiles in large cities.
A rattlesnake or two may be found.............on rare occasion.

[ WildlifeTech - 431 - 07:53:06 ]
RE: [Margaret] How many quail species are found in Texas?
There are four different species of quail in Texas.

[ NatureGuy - 432 - 07:54:15 ]
RE: [brownsugar] what type of snakes do El Paso wildlife have
A lot!!! I'm not sure of the exact number, but I'd guess that at least half of the 105 species of snakes we have occur in your part of the state.

[ NatureGuy - 433 - 07:54:54 ]
RE: [Margaret] How many tails can a gecko have?
Geckos can often grow back a tail. But it becomes harder each time. It usually only happens once, maybe twice.

[ NatureGuy - 434 - 07:55:39 ]
RE: [JasmineKim] HI im from JOsephine houston elementary school and ive wanted to ask 1 question which is How can butterflies defend themselves from their enimies?
Some flap their wings at the last minute - to startle a predator. Some use camouflage to hide. Some are poisonous or taste bad.

[ Margaret - 435 - 07:55:57 ]
How long can a bird fly? Carmen

[ NatureGuy - 436 - 07:56:36 ]
RE: [ElizabethandDaniela] We're from J Houston Elem.of Austin TX. and We would like to know where is the coyotes habitat?
Coyotes live through out Texas. They can live in woods, pastures, prairies and deserts. But they need open space - they don't do well in cities.

[ WildlifeTech - 437 - 07:56:40 ]
RE: [ElizabethandDaniela] We're from J Houston Elem.of Austin TX. and We would like to know where is the coyotes habitat?
Coyotes can be found everywhere in Texas. Their habitat includes deserts, grasslands, mountains and forests.

[ AndyT - 438 - 07:56:54 ]
RE: [ElizabethandDaniela] We're from J Houston Elem.of Austin TX. and We would like to know where is the coyotes habitat?
Coyotes are a very adaptive animal. There natural range is from Panama to the North Slope of Alaska. They do live very well in and around cities or anywhere well people live. Almost any area that supports good populations of small prey will support coyotes. As prey abundance increases, coyote abundance generally increases.

[ Margaret - 439 - 07:57:06 ]
How many eggs can a rattlesnake lay at once? (Michael)

[ NatureGuy - 440 - 07:57:33 ]
RE: [Margaret] How long can a bird fly? Carmen
Many bird species fly across the Gulf of Mexico when they migrate - without stopping!!! That's 600 miles. Even hummingbirds do it!

[ Margaret - 441 - 07:57:49 ]
How do you catch an armadillo?

[ NatureGuy - 442 - 07:59:11 ]
RE: [Margaret] How many eggs can a rattlesnake lay at once? (Michael)
Actually, rattlsnakes are one of the few species of snakes that give birth to live young. Usually 9-12.

[ Margaret - 443 - 07:59:12 ]
Are vampire bats dangerous? (Justin)

[ AndyT - 444 - 07:59:21 ]
RE: [Margaret] How long can a bird fly? Carmen
It depends on the species of bird and why is it flying. If it is a flight to escape a predator it may be a few seconds to a few minutes. If its to go get food for young maybe several minutes to tens of minutes. Some migratory birds will fly a long time at one stretch especailly across open waters.

[ NatureGuy - 446 - 08:00:02 ]
RE: [Margaret] How do you catch an armadillo?
It's best not to try. They don't bite, but they can scratch. People sometimes catch them in cage traps, to move problem animals.

[ CoastieGirl - 447 - 08:00:08 ]
RE: [JasmineLeslie] We are from Houston Elementary in Austin,and we wanted to ask you 2 questions 1)How do Monarch Butterflies protect themselves from their enimies? 2)Can Venomous Snakes migrate?
Well, for one they taste really bad. This is why the Viceroy butterfly looks so much like the monarch. Predators will see it and stay away because they already know from experience to stay away from the monarch. With regards to snake migration. I am not sure. I wouldn't think that they'd have the energy to slither for long distances. They just find a dark quiet place to hibernate during cold temperatures.

[ Katie - 448 - 08:00:23 ]
Why are the only animals we see in urban areas are road-kill?

[ AndyT - 449 - 08:00:28 ]
RE: [Margaret] Are vampire bats dangerous? (Justin)
Any animals is dangerous especially if cornered or captured. In general this bat is really not a problem and the myth of the bat is a bigger problem then the bat is.

[ Allan - 450 - 08:00:35 ]
Hi, I'm from Houston Elementary in Austin. How doues spotted bat eat

[ WildlifeTech - 451 - 08:00:45 ]
RE: [Margaret] How do you catch an armadillo?
You can usually set a live trap if it's a nuisance problem but generally, wildlife need be left alone.

[ NatureGuy - 452 - 08:00:52 ]
RE: [Margaret] Are vampire bats dangerous? (Justin)
Not really. We don't have any vampire bats in Texas. They drink only a little blood. But they sometimes have rabies.

[ Margaret - 453 - 08:01:36 ]
Once the armadillo is caught where can it be released?

[ AndyT - 454 - 08:01:54 ]
RE: [Katie] Why are the only animals we see in urban areas are road-kill?
Perhaps part of the reason is that many animals have learned to avoid man and his activities. Some aniamls are more active at night so that lessens our chance of seeing them as well.

[ RayburnElem - 455 - 08:02:17 ]
How many eggs can a reptile lay?

[ NatureGuy - 456 - 08:02:18 ]
RE: [Katie] Why are the only animals we see in urban areas are road-kill?
Most urban wildlife only come out at night (other than birds). So there are a lot of live animals you're not seeing. But that's also how they get hit by cars - they're hard to see in the dark.

[ AndyT - 457 - 08:03:44 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] How many eggs can a reptile lay?
Depends on the species. Lizards and such maybe only a few but some species of sea turtles can lay 50-100 or more eggs at a time.

[ RayburnElem - 458 - 08:04:08 ]
How many rodents get killed in a year

[ NatureGuy - 459 - 08:05:06 ]
RE: [Margaret] Once the armadillo is caught where can it be released?
Almost anywhere. But its hard for an armadillo to survive when moved - it doesn't know the new area - where to find food and shelter.

[ John - 460 - 08:05:07 ]
Hello! The urban biologists from the D/FW are now in the chat room to answer any questions you might have.

[ nicole - 461 - 08:05:07 ]
How do they plan to control the fires in the prairies ?

[ NatureGuy - 462 - 08:05:33 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] How many eggs can a reptile lay?
Some can lay up to 30 eggs, some only one or two.

[ AndyT - 463 - 08:06:03 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] How many rodents get killed in a year
That would be hard to answer exactly. When you say killed do you mean by man - I would say lots. When you say killed - do you mean for food by other animals my answer would be even lots more then killed by man.

[ NatureGuy - 464 - 08:06:13 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] How many rodents get killed in a year
We don't really know - wish we had a way of keeping track.

[ AndyT - 466 - 08:07:08 ]
RE: [nicole] How do they plan to control the fires in the prairies ?
Nicole they may not want to. Fire ecology is very important to the prairie ecosystem and will actually enhance that system after a burn happens.

[ NatureGuy - 467 - 08:07:09 ]
NatureGuy is logging off. Everyone enjoy! Hope ya'll will do something to help wildlife - put up a bird house, plant a wildflower. See ya.

[ John - 468 - 08:07:59 ]
Nicole, We use controlled fires to manage our prairies. We use humidity, mowed fire breaks, and lots of people with water sprayers to keep the fire where we want it. John

[ AndyT - 469 - 08:08:32 ]
RE: [AndyT] Nicole they may not want to. Fire ecology is very important to the prairie ecosystem and will actually enhance that system after a burn happens.
You may see more growth or new growth of species which need the fire to crack the seed coat. Fire isnt always a bad thing. Especially when you look to the long term impacts.

[ Pat - 470 - 08:08:33 ]
Hi! A water quality expert from Austin is now in the chatroom to answer your questions.

[ unknown - 471 - 08:09:15 ]
Hello, Mr. Balsinger's 5th grade class from Fort Hood Texas has joined this morning!!!!!

[ Margaret - 472 - 08:09:16 ]
How high can a bird fly? (Jazmin) How many butterflies are found in Texas? (Marla)

[ William - 473 - 08:10:24 ]
How do desert animals not burn their feet on the sand?

[ RAYBURNELEM - 474 - 08:10:24 ]
How long do most reptiles live?

[ wetlandsdan - 475 - 08:10:26 ]
RE: [nicole] How do they plan to control the fires in the prairies ?
Nicole: As Andy t. said fire is good for prairies. But you don't want it to get out of control if it is a planned burn so you use firebrakes and sometimes water hoses.

[ Brandon - 476 - 08:10:31 ]
Where are Ocelots found in Texas?

[ CoastieGirl - 477 - 08:10:40 ]
RE: [RayburnElem] How many rodents get killed in a year
Not sure. Does that include the ones in mousetraps? I've got a few...

[ DestinyCoffman - 479 - 08:11:20 ]
When do butterflys migrate? Do bats hiberinate? Why do snakes eat their prey,(the whole prey)? What do bats eat? How do vampires bats suck blood? thank you

[ RAYBURNELEM - 480 - 08:11:47 ]
Is it illegal to fish with net?

[ CoastieGirl - 481 - 08:13:41 ]
RE: [JasmineKim] HI im from JOsephine houston elementary school and ive wanted to ask 1 question which is How can butterflies defend themselves from their enimies?
Well, for one some species taste bad. Others have large spots on their wings that look like large scary eyes to potential predators.

[ AndyT - 482 - 08:14:09 ]
RE: [RAYBURNELEM] Is it illegal to fish with net?
The short answer is yes. These days use of nets are not allowed in most parts of the United States unless you have special permits. Part of the problem with nets is that the dont discriminate about what they catch.

[ wetlandsdan - 483 - 08:14:13 ]
RE: [RAYBURNELEM] How long do most reptiles live?
Hi rayburnelem: some reptiles like giant tortoises can live for 100 years or more, but many small rpetiles may not even live more than a year in nature.

[ Carl - 484 - 08:15:12 ]
Destiny. Snakes eat their whole prey for the same reason that you eat your entire hamburger. They don't chew, simply because they can't. Life without hands really limits how well you can use a fork and knife. Ha ha!!.

[ nicole - 485 - 08:16:09 ]
How do they plan to control the fires in the prairies ?

[ AndyT - 486 - 08:16:21 ]
RE: [Brandon] Where are Ocelots found in Texas?
These range from dense thornscrub in the Rio Grande Valley to the tropical forests of the Amazon. Ocelots are also known to live in the mountainous regions of Central America and the Andes. Their main requirement seems to be the presence of dense cover.

[ wetlandsdan - 487 - 08:19:33 ]
RE: [Brandon] Where are Ocelots found in Texas?
Hi Brandon: the Ocelot is a very rare wild cat that is mostly found in Mexico in North America, but they sometimes cross into the U.S. and are sometimes seen in the lower Rio Grande Valley and other places in south Texas.

[ John - 488 - 08:19:45 ]
Nicole, Could you clarify what you mean by "how do we plan to control the fires in the prairies?"

[ CoastieGirl - 489 - 08:19:49 ]
RE: [Margaret] Once the armadillo is caught where can it be released?
It's best to call a nearby Texas Parks and Wildlife office in order to decide on a suitable area with nice armadillo habitat.

[ Allan - 490 - 08:20:47 ]
Do AUSTIN BATS nocturnal

[ KevinNealElem - 491 - 08:20:47 ]
What do lizards eat?

[ hcsolis - 492 - 08:20:56 ]
Anthony wants to know- What is the largest butterfly?

[ Lynn - 493 - 08:22:33 ]
Why do they allow hunting of the cute little animals like foxes? People don't eat foxes, do they?

[ KevinNealElem - 494 - 08:22:41 ]
Why do bats live in caves?

[ WildlifeTech - 495 - 08:22:51 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] What do lizards eat?
Lizards usually eat bugs, spiders,& crickets. Yum, yum!

[ KevinNealElem - 496 - 08:23:05 ]
Why do bats only fly at night?

[ AndyT - 497 - 08:23:14 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] What do lizards eat?
Lizards eat a variety of food items from vegeation to insects to other reptiles, amphibians and birds.

[ wetlandsdan - 498 - 08:23:40 ]
RE: [DestinyCoffman] When do butterflys migrate? Do bats hiberinate? Why do snakes eat their prey,(the whole prey)? What do bats eat? How do vampires bats suck blood? thank you
Destiny: butterflies migrate in the spring and fall like birds but it takes them longer to travel the distance. Snakes to not have any teeth to chew with so they have a hinged jaw so they can swallow their prey whole. Bats as a group eat many different things. Many bats eat mostly insects, but some eat fruit and even frogs! Vampire bats do not suck blood. They have very sharp teeth they use to cut the skin and then lap up the blood with their tongues.

[ John - 499 - 08:23:46 ]
Kevin Neal Elem... What lizards eat depends on the species. Many of them are insectivores (eat insects) while some are carnivorous (eat other lizards, etc.)

[ AndyT - 500 - 08:24:08 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] Why do bats only fly at night?
They all dont some fly during the day. Its just that many species of bats are nocturnal or active at night.

[ KevinNealElem - 501 - 08:24:59 ]
Why do bats eat bugs?

[ AndyT - 502 - 08:26:47 ]
RE: [hcsolis] Anthony wants to know- What is the largest butterfly?
The largest butterfly in the world is the Queen Alexandra Birdwing. With a wingspan of about 11 inches, it is found only in New Guinea.

[ CoastieGirl - 503 - 08:27:23 ]
RE: [RAYBURNELEM] Is it illegal to fish with net?
That depends on the kind of net you plan to use and where you plan to use it. Cast nets, dip nets, and seines are legal if you follow certain guidelines listed on pp. 43-46 in the 1999-2000 Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Annual Official Hunting and Fishing Regulations Guide. You can pick one up free at Academy, Wal-Mart or any store that sells fishing and hunting equipment.

[ AndyT - 504 - 08:27:56 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] Why do bats eat bugs?
MMM bugs eh (is it lunch time yet?) - well bugs (insects in general) are loaded with protein and are usually easy to find.

[ wetlandsdan - 505 - 08:28:19 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] Why do bats live in caves?
Kevin: I think mostly because caves provide them protection from the many predators that eat bats, for example snakes, hawks, owls, raccoons, etc. The bats are vulnerable when they are asleep.

[ Al - 506 - 08:28:42 ]
Lois, are any programs in El Paso that are actively trying to preserve natural habitat?

[ WildlifeTech - 507 - 08:29:00 ]
RE: [Lynn] Why do they allow hunting of the cute little animals like foxes? People don't eat foxes, do they?
The fox does not have any natural predators left in Texas. Hunting can be used as a control method in maintaining the population at a balanced level. Fox are usually not eaten.

[ KARINANealElem - 508 - 08:29:06 ]
WHY DON'T DINOS LIVE ANY MORE? WHAT IS THE SMALLEST HUMMING BIRD?

[ DestinyCoffman - 509 - 08:29:41 ]
How do snakes move?

[ felicia - 510 - 08:30:54 ]
why dont bats fly in the morning

[ hcsolis - 511 - 08:31:04 ]
Richard asked, What animals eat roadrunners?

[ wetlandsdan - 512 - 08:32:06 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] Why do bats eat bugs?
Kevin Neal Elem: Insects are the most numerous type of animals on the earth. So, they are used as food by many different animals; and even a few plants eat insects!

[ AndyT - 513 - 08:32:11 ]
RE: [KARINANealElem] WHY DON'T DINOS LIVE ANY MORE? WHAT IS THE SMALLEST HUMMING BIRD?
The Bee Hummingbird from Cuba is the world's smallest bird. It weighs only about .055 ounces. It moves and looks just like an insect.

[ KevinNealElem - 515 - 08:33:33 ]
why do roadrunners run fast?

[ Katie - 516 - 08:33:33 ]
Are green anoles nocturnal?

[ CoastieGirl - 517 - 08:33:51 ]
RE: [KARINANealElem] WHY DON'T DINOS LIVE ANY MORE? WHAT IS THE SMALLEST HUMMING BIRD?
The Calliope Hummingburd is 3-1/4 inches tall and is only found in alpine meadows and subalpine forest clearings, especially near streams (Western U.S. including some parts of Texas)

[ feliciaAL - 519 - 08:35:19 ]
ARE THERE ROADRUNNERS IN URBAN

[ DestinyCoffman - 520 - 08:35:19 ]
How do bats babies hang on to their mother?

[ WildlifeTech - 521 - 08:35:42 ]
RE: [hcsolis] Richard asked, What animals eat roadrunners?
Roadrunners are usually consumed by coyotes, bobcats, and sometimes mountain lions.

[ wetlandsdan - 522 - 08:36:32 ]
RE: [hcsolis] Richard asked, What animals eat roadrunners?
Richard: Coyotes of course- beep beep! Also hawks, owls. Road runners are prretty hard to catch you know!

[ KevinNealElem - 524 - 08:37:22 ]
what animals eat roadrunners?

[ AndyT - 525 - 08:38:12 ]
RE: [DestinyCoffman] Do you like your job?
Yes I do. Its interesting and I get to do lots of neat things!

[ wetlandsdan - 526 - 08:38:23 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] why do roadrunners run fast?
Kevin: To get away from coyotes of course!

[ vanessasengsourichanh - 527 - 08:38:27 ]
hi im vanessa sensourichanh and i wanted to ask you 1 question 1)When and where do whooping cranes migrate? thank you t

[ AndyT - 528 - 08:38:41 ]
RE: [Allan] Do babie bat fall off from the mom
yes it does happen sometimes.

[ CoastieGirl - 529 - 08:38:47 ]
RE: [Lynn] Why do they allow hunting of the cute little animals like foxes? People don't eat foxes, do they?
Some people in Texas get Trappers licenses to kill certain fur-bearing mammals such as foxes for their fur. But the rules that the trappers have to follow are strict. See the Fur-Bearing Animal Digest for more information or call 1-800-792-1112.

[ AndyT - 530 - 08:39:21 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] what animals eat roadrunners?
Roadrunners are usually consumed by coyotes, bobcats, and sometimes mountain lions. Hmm wonder where I heard that at before ;-)

[ jasminekim - 532 - 08:40:14 ]
when does whooping cranes migrate?

[ wetlandsdan - 533 - 08:40:40 ]
RE: [CoastieGirl] The Calliope Hummingburd is 3-1/4 inches tall and is only found in alpine meadows and subalpine forest clearings, especially near streams (Western U.S. including some parts of Texas)
Karina: the reasons for the extinction of the dinosaurs is not know for sure. A lot of scientists, but not all, think that climate changes on earth brought about by a large asteroid hitting the earth may be the cause.

[ WildlifeTech - 534 - 08:40:59 ]
RE: [KevinNealElem] why do roadrunners run fast?
Roadrunners are not long distance flyers like other birds. They have overcome this obstacle by having very strong leg muscles allowing them to run fast and free themselves from predators. They can zip in and out of shrubs and rarely do you find them standing still, or at least long enough for a picture!

[ claudia - 535 - 08:41:06 ]
what do bats eat when thay are heart/

[ CoastieGirl - 536 - 08:41:09 ]
RE: [feliciaAL] ARE THERE ROADRUNNERS IN URBAN
Yes, I saw one not too long ago on the campus of Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. It was very pretty.

[ AndyT - 537 - 08:41:42 ]
RE: [DestinyCoffman] Why do you work were you were?
Now most of my work is in Texas with Parks and Wildlife. In the past I have worked in Alaska diving on the north slope, in California with sea lions and in Florida with fish and mangroves.

[ jasminekim - 538 - 08:41:46 ]
are peregrine falcons warm- blooded or cold-blooded?

[ CoastieGirl - 539 - 08:41:48 ]
RE: [DestinyCoffman] Do you like your job?
My job is very cool! Marine biology rules!

[ wetlandsdan - 540 - 08:44:28 ]
RE: [vanessasengsourichanh] hi im vanessa sensourichanh and i wanted to ask you 1 question 1)When and where do whooping cranes migrate? thank you t
Vanessa: whooping cranes migrate in the spring (go north) and fall (go south) like other migrating birds. They breed in the su;mmer at Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Canada, and they spend the winter in and around Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Coast. They are an endangered species.

[ CoastieGirl - 541 - 08:44:41 ]
RE: [vanessasengsourichanh] hi im vanessa sensourichanh and i wanted to ask you 1 question 1)When and where do whooping cranes migrate? thank you t
Whooping Cranes spend their winter in coastal marshes at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Austwell, Texas. They nest in the wetlands at Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada. There are only a few left. At last report, there were about 180.

[ AndyT - 542 - 08:44:42 ]
RE: [jasminekim] when does whooping cranes migrate?
Every year, flocks of cranes travel about 2,400 miles from their secluded Northwest Territories breeding grounds to the coast of Texas. The migrate dwon in the fall of the year Octoberish and back in the late spring Aprilish.

[ JosephineNealElem - 543 - 08:45:30 ]
Why do hawks like to live in large cities like New York City?

[ Jenny - 545 - 08:45:30 ]
Do bats bite?

[ MrsZimmerer - 546 - 08:46:02 ]
We did not hear very well, but is it easy for the wings of a bat to tear?

[ Aaron - 547 - 08:46:02 ]
Are there bears in texas?

[ jasminekim - 548 - 08:46:02 ]
where does the whooping crane migrate?

[ wetlandsdan - 550 - 08:46:28 ]
RE: [jasminekim] are peregrine falcons warm- blooded or cold-blooded?
all birds are warm-blooded

[ wetlandsdan - 551 - 08:47:59 ]
RE: [wetlandsdan] all birds are warm-blooded
birds are descended from dinosaurs, and some scientists believe that some dinosaurs, even though they were reptiles, were warm-blooded.

[ WildlifeTech - 552 - 08:48:32 ]
RE: [Aaron] Are there bears in texas?
Bears in Texas are very rare, but can seldom be found in Eastern Texas and in the Trans-Pecos area of Texas. The bears in Texas are Black Bears and are threatened in our state.

[ AndyT - 553 - 08:48:36 ]
RE: [JosephineNealElem] Why do hawks like to live in large cities like New York City?
Well somy cities have lots of prey species - pigeons and rats and such to feed on. Some species of hawks as well like high places especially for breeding and most cities down have high buildings. So food and habitat are available and the birds take advantage of this.

[ wetlandsdan - 554 - 08:49:32 ]
RE: [JosephineNealElem] Why do hawks like to live in large cities like New York City?
One reason is that there are plenty of pigeons and rats for them to eat! And, they cannest away from people and predators on the skyscrapers.

[ AndyT - 555 - 08:49:59 ]
RE: [Jenny] Do bats bite?
Yes they will. escpecially if cornered, handeled to roughly or if the are trying to escape.

[ WildlifeTech - 556 - 08:50:38 ]
RE: [Jenny] Do bats bite?
Bats will bite if you pick them up, but this is only in defense. They do not attack or carry rabies as often as most people think. It's best to always keep you distance from wild animals, no matter what.

[ SuburbanSteve - 557 - 08:50:56 ]
It took a while, but Suburban Steve is looking in and will try to help with questions....

[ wetlandsdan - 558 - 08:53:40 ]
RE: [Jenny] Do bats bite?
They have teeth and they will use them to defend themselves. Never pick up a bat-dead or alive. Bats sometimes carry the Rabies virus.

[ TPWD- 559 - 08:53:59 ]
We are now talking to San Antonio-we will return to Austin after the San Antonio Segment. Sorry for the change in schedule, but Austin had some technical difficulties. Thank you for your patience.

[ DestinyCoffman - 560 - 08:54:11 ]
How long ago did dinosaurs live?

[ ElectraTx - 562 - 08:55:07 ]
What type of training is required to become a wildlife biologist?

[ AndyT - 563 - 08:56:06 ]
RE: [DestinyCoffman] How long ago did dinosaurs live?
There have been many mass extinctions throughout the history of the Earth. Probably the most famous is the extinction that finally saw the end of the dinosaurs on the Earth, 65 million years ago.

[ wetlandsdan - 564 - 08:58:06 ]
wetlands dan has to slink back into the muck and mire of the swampy beaurocracy now. Keep your feet dry!

[ SuburbanSteve - 565 - 08:58:39 ]
RE: [ElectraTx] What type of training is required to become a wildlife biologist?
You need to study hard in all subjects, especially math, science, computers and reading. A wildlife management degree, usually from a state university, is best avenue, although biology, animal sciences, environmental sciences and other natural resource fields also are okay.

[ WildlifeTech - 566 - 08:59:04 ]
First you must love the outdoors. Most biologist have a degree in Wildlife management or Biology. It's important to read a lot about current wildlife issues and get as much experience as you can working with anything that has to do with wildlife.

[ DREX - 567 - 09:01:30 ]
What is the wingspan of the bald eagle and the great horned owl?

[ CoastieGirl - 568 - 09:02:39 ]
RE: [JosephineNealElem] Why do hawks like to live in large cities like New York City?
There must be lots of food for them to eat such as rats, mice, and some birds.

[ SuburbanSteve - 569 - 09:03:06 ]
RE: [DREX] What is the wingspan of the bald eagle and the great horned owl?
Eagle is 80" and owl is 55"

[ CoastieGirl - 571 - 09:03:40 ]
RE: [Jenny] Do bats bite?
Sure. Like any other wild animal that doesn't want to be held, it will bite. They do not fly at you to bite you however. They don't care about us humans.

[ CoastieGirl - 572 - 09:04:30 ]
RE: [Aaron] Are there bears in texas?
Only the black bear which is limited to the Trans-Pecos areas of West Texas. However, some have recently been seen in Kleberg and Willacy county.

[ Pat - 573 - 09:05:24 ]
Bye for now - talk to you next webcast!

[ RalphandBrandon - 574 - 09:05:26 ]
How do you set a birds broken wing and how long does rehab take?

[ CoastieGirl - 576 - 09:06:16 ]
RE: [SuburbanSteve] It took a while, but Suburban Steve is looking in and will try to help with questions....
Where do suburbans live and where do they migrate?

[ Bethany - 577 - 09:06:34 ]
When the great horned owl hooted somthing white popped out of his throte. What was it?

[ WildlifeTech - 580 - 09:08:37 ]
RE: [RalphandBrandon] How do you set a birds broken wing and how long does rehab take?
There are people who are trained to take care of injured wildlife. Broken wings in birds can be pretty common. They first set the wing with some support, much like a cast for us humans. The healing process can take a few weeks, just depending on the bird and the extent of the injury.

[ SuburbanSteve - 581 - 09:09:00 ]
RE: [RalphandBrandon] How do you set a birds broken wing and how long does rehab take?
Melissa at "Last Chance Forever," a San Antonio-based bird rehabilitation center and conservancy, is a good person to talk with. The number is 210-499-4080.

[ SuburbanSteve - 583 - 09:10:30 ]
RE: [CoastieGirl] Where do suburbans live and where do they migrate?
Suburbans have 2.3 in their brood and generally migrate an average of 10.2 miles to their "loafing cover"...

[ Ralph - 585 - 09:13:34 ]
What is the name of the largest hummingbird in texas?

[ CoastieGirl - 586 - 09:14:24 ]
Why do monarchs eat milkweed? Why milkweed and not something else? Hmm

[ SuburbanSteve - 587 - 09:14:37 ]
Also gotta go back to the bureaucratic muck...fun chatting with y'all if only for a short while. (RE: earlier question: Wildlife managers also need to learn a fair amount of business administration and political sciences...electives.

[ CoastieGirl - 588 - 09:16:53 ]
RE: [Ralph] What is the name of the largest hummingbird in texas?
Well, it depends on which species decides to wander through the state. The largest one I've seen is the blue-throated hummingbird which is 5".

[ SuburbanSteve - 589 - 09:18:06 ]
RE: [Ralph] What is the name of the largest hummingbird in texas?
A rare siting would be the blue-throated hummingbird, one of the largest in the United States. Smaller is the buff-bellied, slightly larger than the more common black-chinned and ruby-throated...

[ SuburbanSteve - 590 - 09:19:21 ]
Had to chime in one more time -- take over Coastiegirl!

[ hcsolis - 591 - 09:19:42 ]
Stephany wants to ask, Can humming birds be kept in an aviary?

[ AndyT - 593 - 09:20:30 ]
Well logging off here. Back to NRDA stuff. Its been fun! Everyone have a great day.

[ CoastieGirl - 594 - 09:20:33 ]
RE: [SuburbanSteve] Had to chime in one more time -- take over Coastiegirl!
See you in McAllen....

[ JKsweet24 - 596 - 09:20:55 ]
What is a coocoon?

[ Cindy - 597 - 09:21:10 ]
RE: What monarchs eat: someone may have already said this, but isn't it true that they get certain chemicals from eating the milkweed that make them taste bad, so other animals won't eat the monarchs?

[ hcsolis - 598 - 09:22:05 ]
Melody from North Bridge, Weslaco asks, Are humming birds caught to be tagged for studies?

[ hcsolis - 600 - 09:25:35 ]
Quest class asks, What should we plant if we want more birds to come to visit our school? We already made birdfeeders for seeds.

[ WildlifeTech - 601 - 09:26:50 ]
RE: [hcsolis] Melody from North Bridge, Weslaco asks, Are humming birds caught to be tagged for studies?
I don't know of a specific study, but generally when biologists study birds, they will tag each bird to monitor and keep track of them.

[ hcsolis - 602 - 09:27:26 ]
Thank you Miss Noriega and class for asking great questions this morning.

[ NatureGuy - 603 - 09:28:50 ]
RE: [hcsolis] Quest class asks, What should we plant if we want more birds to come to visit our school? We already made birdfeeders for seeds.
You can't go wrong with lantana and salvia (sages). Gregg's sage (also called Autumn sage) is great.

[ NatureGuy - 604 - 09:30:50 ]
RE: [NatureGuy] You can't go wrong with lantana and salvia (sages). Gregg's sage (also called Autumn sage) is great.
Hummingbirds love these nectar producing plants. For other birds, try planting sunflowers, native grasses or berry-producing shrubs like yaupon, or crabapple.

[ marlene/tina/henrietta - 605 - 09:34:39 ]
Do any of you have ideas for our school butterfly garden

[ Bethany - 606 - 09:39:20 ]
What kind of food do green anoles eat?

[ marlene/tina/henrietta - 609 - 09:44:44 ]
HAVE ANY OF YOU FOUND ANY THING FROM MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO? IF YOU HAVE THEN WHAT IS IT?

[ NatureGuy - 610 - 09:50:50 ]
RE: [marlene/tina/henrietta] Do you have any ideas for our beautiful butterfly garden?
Plant lantana, salvias - marigolds and zinnias can work also.

[ NatureGuy - 611 - 09:51:22 ]
RE: [MrsZimmerer] Are the wings of a bat tear easily?
They can tear, but are tougher than you think.

[ NatureGuy - 612 - 09:52:50 ]
I think we're signing off now. You can find a lot of information at our web site: www.tpwd.state.tx.us

[ NatureGuy - 613 - 09:53:23 ]
RE: [NatureGuy] I think we're signing off now. You can find a lot of information at our web site: www.tpwd.state.tx.us
You can also e-mail us questions by using the comment button at the bottom of most of our web pages. See ya!


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