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Animals Threatened by Texas Drought | Care2 Healthy Living

Animals Threatened by Texas Drought | Care2 Healthy Living

The drought in Texas is so bad that a coyote stole a watermelon at night from a man’s garden. The man noticed watermelons were disappearing, so he set up a camera at night and captured an image of the melon bandit. Animals in the huge, parched state are being drive to extremes to find water. You might have seen this video of a baby armadillo there drinking water from a hose. Racoons, feral hogs and other animals are showing up in yards and deer are walking down roads in the middle of the day. “Texas flora and fauna are adapted to the harsh, extreme conditions. However, this particular drought is testing the limits of native populations,” said water resource official Cindy Loeffler. (Source: Atlanta Constitution Journal ) Officials are considering evacuating some endangered species to locations with greater access to water. Months with very little rain have caused some rive...

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