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Attwater Prairie Chicken
National Wildlife Refuge


The refuge's namesake, the Attwater's prairie chicken, was once abundant on the Texas coastal prairies.  Today, their numbers have been reduced to two small flocks.
P.O. Box 519
Eagle Lake, TX   77434
E-mail: John_Magera@fws.gov
Phone Number: 979-234-3021
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken/
                     Endangered Attwater's prairie chicken.
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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Reptiles and amphibians are like most other creatures, just trying to survive in the wild. Three venomous snakes - the Texas coral, the western cottonmouth, and the southern copperhead - are found at the refuge. American alligators share the ponds with smooth and spiny softshell turtles. Bullfrogs and upland chorus frogs fill the night air with their calls.

Each spring and fall, the prairie transforms into a bouquet of wildflowers. Indian paintbrush and bluebonnets are the first to bloom. Soon, they are joined by a colorful montage of blossoms swarming with butterflies and bees.

 
 
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