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Texas Horned Lizard – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Horned Lizard – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

>>THEY’RE A SYMBOL OF THE AMERICAN WEST AND A SYMBOL OF OUR INDEPENDENCE AND UNIQUENESS. [cow moos] [horse whinnies]>>IF YOU WERE PICKING A MASCOT FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS YOU’D HAVE TO CONSIDER ONE SMALL REPTILE WITH A LEGENDARY REPUTATION…>>THEY ARE THE STATE REPTILE OF TEXAS.>>…THE TEXAS HORNED LIZARD. BUT YOU’D BETTER HURRY. WHILE THEY …

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Alligators, Monarch of the Marsh – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Alligators, Monarch of the Marsh – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[Music]>>THE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR IS A RESILIENT REPTILE THAT HAS SURVIVED ON EARTH FOR 200 MILLION YEARS. [alligator splashing in water] ONCE ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION THE POPULATION HAS REBOUNDED. BUT THESE GATORS FACE NEW CHALLENGES. LOSS OF HABITAT HAS FORCED THEM FROM THEIR WETLAND HOMES. AND BIOLOGISTS NOW SUSPECT THEY COULD BE A THREAT …

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Rebirth of Galveston Island State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Rebirth of Galveston Island State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

I was surprised at the devastation. I was just surprised how tore up everything was. And I thought that this stuff was built for a hurricane. SEPTEMBER 13, 2008, HURRICANE IKE DEMOLISHED GALVESTON ISLAND STATE PARK TO THE POINT THAT SOME THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE SEVEN YEARS TO RE-OPEN. Looks like we’re gonna take everything …

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Saving the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Saving the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[ocean waves] [music] I love working and living around the ocean. The sound of the surf and looking out into the ocean, I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I am Dr. Donna Shaver and I lead the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Recovery project here at Padre Island National Seashore. Kemp’s Ridley is an endangered species …

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The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook: Crash Course World History #27

The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook: Crash Course World History #27

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to talk about the life and astonishing death of Captain James Hook. Who’s death by a crocodile ch- what? James Cook? There’s no crocodiles? HGGG! Stupid history, always disappointing me. Well, Captain Cook is pretty interesting too and his death is …