by Tristan Baurick for NOLA.com
Snakes, turtles, rabbits, nutria, turkey eggs, turkey babies, baby trees.
Those are among the things state the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries scientists recently dug out of the bellies of dead feral … Read More

The Willacy County dipping vat is now open and ready to receive cattle for fever tick treatment. The vat is in Santa Monica and will operate by appointment only. When fever ticks are found in an area, cattle and other livestock are subject to prescribed and systematic treatment. Dipping vats … Read More

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added Lake Marble Falls and Granger Lake to the statewide list of lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels after discovering established, reproducing populations in the lakes this fall. Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) biologists confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake … Read More

Whether you call them wild pigs or feral hogs, they are no longer just a rural problem, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wild pigs cause more than $52 million in agricultural damage in Texas annually, said John Tomecek, … Read More

An invasive tick carries a disease troubling to researchers because it slows animal growth while often going undetected. Its spread is only beginning to be understood. The Ikeda strain of Theileria orientalis is known to be carried by the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Australia and New Zealand, producing … Read More

Tawny crazy ants’ pattern of genetic inheritance may have helped the South American species spread in the U.S., Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have discovered. The results could lead to a new way to control this invasive species.

The House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to examine the impact of wild, invasive, and non-native species on American agriculture. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer, District 7-North Carolina, and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway, District 11-Texas, released remarks on the … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Nov. 13, 2019

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) inland fisheries staff found less than 1 acre of invasive giant salvinia in multiple locations at Houston County Lake near Crockett Nov. 8.

After being tipped off to the new infestation on social … Read More

A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agency to streamline the permitting process to allow livestock and aquaculture producers greater flexibility in protecting their animals from avian predators shielded under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Some predatory … Read More

With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia.