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2011-07-27 12:56:40

Federal wildlife officials said on Tuesday that the gopher tortoise has been listed as eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but limited funding could prevent the tortoise from being put on the list at this time.


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2007-02-18 23:21:30

The Texas Indigo Snake, Drymarchon corais erebennus, is a non-venomous, colubrid snake found in the southern end of the State of Texas, and into Mexico as far as Vera Cruz. They prefer lightly vegetated areas not far from permanent water sources. They are also found in mesquite savannah, open grassland, and coastal sand dunes. Texas Indigo Snakes are predominantly black in color, with a high sheen which gives their scales an amazing iridescence. The underbelly is often salmon-pink in...

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2005-06-23 09:34:39

A Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) is a species of rat snake that snake prefers heavily wooded areas. They are known for having excellent climbing ability, including the ability to climb the trunk of large mature trees without the aid of branches. Though they do consume mice and rats, the Black Rat Snakes also willingly consume chipmunks, squirrels, birds, and bird eggs. In captivity, they have a reputation for being "vacuum cleaners," and will eat almost anything placed in front...

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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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