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Warmer temps mean snakes are slithering out once more

Ahhh, spring. Trees are budding, wildflowers blooming, butterflies emerging and the grass is greening up. And the snakes are crawling. Calls about reptiles in backyards — and front yards, houses and attics — are popping up about as fast as oak catkins are falling. Ed Lessard, president of the South Texas Herpetology Association, stays busy…
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Staying safe around snakes

Something about the way the sunlight did not reach all the way to the rocky ground but rather reflected off a shape — a shape that, however still, was obviously alive — gave my step pause in the bright spring day. I was hiking a trail that runs alongside the spring-fed Pedernales River after some…
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Bat & Bird Abatement, March 12th AAFAME Luncheon

Austin Association of Facility & Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME) Our March 12th Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza will feature Tom Regner of Town Lake Construction LLC who will discuss “Bat & Bird Abatement”. In this presentation Tom Regner, owner of Town Lake Construction, LLC, will discuss the types of architectural details that are common roosting areas…
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Professionals deal in batty situations

Q: Behind our house is a multi-unit complex. A small bat colony has been there for years. Last month a man closed up the opening so the bats cannot get out. It’s probably too late, but I saw foam on the ground so maybe they are trying to get out. Can someone look into this or…
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Bat Men: Austin company removes mammals from downtown Lampasas building

The most common species of bats in Central Texas is the Mexican free-tailed bat. The migratory mammal is an important animal, as each night it consumes almost its body weight of agricultural pests such as moths, flying ants, weevils, stinkbugs and ground beetles. Bats can become a nuisance when they roost in large numbers in…
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Conservationist’s construction business makes the best of bat situation

Tom Regner’s reputation as a bat conservationist has earned him the nickname “Batman.” Witty remarks such as “Hey, Batman where’s Robin?” don’t phase him. It comes with his line of work. Regner’s company, Town Lake Construction, specializes in removing bats from buildings and preventing their return as well as doing maintenance and construction in high-rise…
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Man hopes swans swap island for floating nest

Two black swans trying to nest near the Town Lake shoreline are experiencing their ups and downs as the waters rise and fall. The female is due to lay her eggs any day now. To prepare, they are frantically arranging branches, weeds and flotsam on a small island about 40 feet from shore. But the…
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For some animal experts, the phrase ‘Ew! A snake!’ is money in the bank

Austin’s building boom apparently has been a boom to the few critter-control companies that catch snakes for panicked homeowners. Although there is no tally to prove the snake population in Central Texas is actually up this spring, there is an anecdotal evidence of a sharp increase in human-snake encounters. Those close encounters of the serpentine…
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