ABOUT HILL COUNTRY WILDLIFE
of the Central Texas Hill Country survives, and even thrives,
here in the Edwards Plateau
region, a unique area including hills, springs, stony footing
and steep canyons. The amazing biodiversity of our region is due to the
convergence of multiple zones, a lucky coincidence for all of us. Rare animals live here who can be found nowhere
else on earth, a fact some old-timers take for granted. And some animals
are seasonal visitors who travel through in a migratory pattern, such as
the "Mexican cat," also known as the cougar, puma, or panther.
This magnificent animal is observed here in the fall and spring, on her
way to or from Mexico.
We've increased in such numbers that our presence threatens the
survival of some of our most valued assets...our critters. Often no longer
wildlife, many of these animals have adapted to coexist with us.
Preservation of and respect for these unique neighbors is not only humane,
it's smart, since...interestingly...even some of the most maligned
critters serve critical needs within our special environment.
are worth a thousand words... especially when you're trying to
get a good look at a shy type. Here's a good place to start...
contributed by folks who've had memorable encounters with our
the photographs of just some of the indigenous wildlife in
the Hill Country...
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