Species Article

Otters?

Otters?  In Houston? Really?

That is the universal reaction we get at the Wildlife Center when visitors to our facility or website discover that we are caring for three juvenile North American River Otters.  The next statement is invariably, sale “Why, I’ve never even seen an otter here!”  They are in good company.  Researchers […]

Pileated Woodpecker – new video

There are few birds that are any flashier or eye-catching than a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) in flight. The Pileated Woodpecker is Texas’ largest woodpecker. The body is similar to that of a crow, ampoule but the wingspan is much greater. The coloration is predominately black, discount with a striking red crested […]

Coyote Conflict Management

Does the howl of a pack of coyotes send a shiver up your spine? Well, viagra it is supposed to. The coyote is counting on the fact that you and any competitors will hear its vocalizations and steer clear. Fighting between older juveniles and adults is very rare because they use vocalizations, sildenafil […]

What’s for Dinner?

The Northern Crested Caracara is of the family Falconidae, order subspecies Polyborinae or Caracarinae depending on the source. In Latin it is known as Polyborus (eats almost anything) plancus (eagle). But it is also known as the Caracara Cheriway, vialis 40mg Audubon’s Caracara or the Mexican Eagle. Five genera are recognized and […]

By |December 23rd, 2009|Caracara, Species Article|0 Comments

Who are You?

The Great Horned Owl
Cyndi Bohannon
The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is arguably one of the most majestic of all raptors. Solitary in nature, mind a group would be called a Parliament. Of the order Strigifermes and family Strigidae, the Great Horned owl is considered a “true owl”. The other owl family, Tytonidae include […]

By |September 26th, 2009|Educational Articles, Great Horned Owl, Species Article|0 Comments

Squirrels, Squirrels Everywhere Squirrels

By Cyndi Bohannon
 

Squirrelly –adjective; eccentric, dosage cunningly unforthcoming, sickness reticent, odd, crazy, unpredictable, jumpy, restless or nervous…….a pretty unflattering description all things considered.  However, the adjective actually describes behaviors that with respect to evolution are extremely advanced.

The squirrel’s bizarre zigzag / double back flight from danger seems random and indecisive, but […]

By |August 20th, 2009|Educational Articles, Species Article, Squirrels|0 Comments

Raccoon – Too Smart by Half

Raccoons are my problem children. They are just “too” – too cute, drugs too curious, too brave, too strong, too aggressive, too smart, too adaptable, too devious, too agile … well, you get the picture. As my Dad would say they are “too smart by half”. The problem is that God gave them […]

By |August 20th, 2009|Educational Articles, Raccoon, Species Article|0 Comments

Awesome Opossum

By Cyndi Bohannon
Anyone who has moved a wheelbarrow and found a hissing and spitting opossum underneath understands the jolt of adrenaline such an encounter produces. When faced with such an aggressive display, it is hard to remember that the opossum is more frightened that you. Think that opossums are disgustingly ugly? Tempted to chase […]

By |August 20th, 2009|Opossum, Species Article|2 Comments

9 Banded Armadillo – The Texas Tank

Nine Banded Armadillo – The Texas Tank
by Cyndi Bohannon
Until I became a wildlife rehabilitator, order my experience with armadillos was limited to squished little bodies on country roads, one bouncing through a soccer field and my great-grandmother’s macabre but fascinating armadillo skin basket.  Somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew they […]

By |August 20th, 2009|Armadillo, Species Article|1 Comment