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Galveston Island is home to lots and lots of critters.  There all over the place if you know where and when to look.  We’ve got:

  • Muskrat
  • Dolphins (bottle nose)
  • And the usual squirrels and rabbits.
  • Snakes:  Rattlers in the tall grass so be careful!
  • Alligators, amphibans and turtles.
  • Of course crabs, shell fish, sting rays and several differnet types of sharks
  • Zillions of fish species that we’ll be covering in this blog.

Galveston Bay Report Card

    Great White Egret

    Great White Egret

    The Great Egret is an all-white large Heron.  “Wonderful plumage,” as Monty Python attests to.  Galveston is chock full of birds and the Egret is a fabulous addition to this blog.  It’s hard to tell at a distance but these birds are large, often standing more than a...

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    Belted Kingfisher

    Belted Kingfisher

    Hang Outs Oftentimes one can view a Belted Kingfisher perched in trees, on posts and the places above the water when they plunge into the water head first looking for dinner!  These birds make intricate nests with tunnels that slope uphill.  It is thought this is done...

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    Brown Pelican

    Brown Pelican

    Of course, the Brown Pelican is part of the pelican family who range throughout the Americas.  On any day, Brown Pelicans can be spotted in great numbers just off the beach cruising up and down in small flocks fishing at their leisure.  They’re quite large with wings...

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    Alligator

    Alligator

    Habitat The Galveston (United States) alligators are strictly fresh water reptiles. Everybody has seen these creatures on TV so there is no point in going into how they move around. In Galveston the alligator can be found in a number of locations; ponds, swamps (we...

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    Rattlesnake

    Rattlesnake

    Rattlesnakes are typically found in tall grasses away from people. They don't seem to live in the sand dunes on the beach because we never hear about that. Of course, rattlesnakes are venomous but, if treated promptly, are rarely fatal. UTMB is one of the finest...

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    Beaver

    Beaver

    [Correction: We were misled doing our ‘research’ on the web and erroneously reported that Beavers do, in fact, inhabit Galveston Island, TX.  This isn’t true.  Our scouts have returned from all points local and reported exactly ZERO beaver dams.  Oops] Galveston...

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    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    The Great Blue Herons can be seen in many places around the island where the water is shallow and the fishing good. They stand motionless until a meal comes along and then they plunge their heads into the water.  After hatching, the juvenile birds will be seen leaning...

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    Least Sandpiper

    Least Sandpiper

    This species has greenish legs and a short, thin, dark bill. The Least Sandpiper is brown with streaks and a line for an eyebrow. The head is dark and the colors change a bit during the season. The young Sandpipers have bright colors and white stripes. Sometimes it is...

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