Texas Fish & Game

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June 5, 2018

Is It a Cottonmouth Or Not?

Cottonmouths are the most frequently misidentified snake in Texas. A true cottonmouth is not a snake to be toyed with. They can deliver a deadly bite of hemotoxic venom that destroys tissue. Unlike their reputation of […]
May 2, 2018

A Look At “Counterfeit Copperheads” And Other Snakes

Copperheads Or Not During this past spring I received three emails showing images of dead snakes. Each snake appeared well and truly hammered, limp and broken and bloody. One was a hognose snake. One was a […]
January 18, 2017

Snake Armor – 2017 SHOT Show

Texas Fish & Game Hunting Editor Lou Marullo had visited with the folks over at Snake Armor and got some information on some great new products that will help protect you and your dog against the […]
September 1, 2016

Dept. of Wild: Extracting Venom from Diamondback and Cobra

Snake venom is a complex substance that varies greatly among the world’s thousands of species. George Van Horn of Reptile World Serpentarium in St. Cloud, Fl. has been collecting venom for more than 40 years to […]
August 5, 2016

Rattling Around Texas

Fact, Fiction and Photos Portray the Widespread Range of Texas Rattlesnakes Did you know rattlesnakes roam the Southeastern corner of the Lone Star State? When thinking of the venomous snakes in the region, the cottonmouth, copperhead and—to […]
August 4, 2016

Dept. of Wild: Up Close Cottonmouth

The cottonmouth is the most notorious venomous snake in Texas. With a reputation as big as the state itself, there are many myths and legends surrounding this species. TFG Editor-In-Cheif Chester Moore is a big fan […]
October 22, 2015

Snakemaster Speaks: A Conversation with Austin Stevens

No one knows snakes like Austin Stevens. When his program Austin Steven’s “Snakemaster” debuted on Animal Planet a decade ago, wildlife enthusiasts around the world were mesmerized not only with the serpents he encountered on film, […]
February 28, 2014

Nine-year-old girl loves snakes, becomes advocate (video)

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