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‘T’ Stands for ‘Tough’ in Texas

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“T” in Texas should also stand for “Tough” because that’s what you have to be to live here (and sometimes to visit!) Texas comes from a history of survivors who battled any number of foe-human, animal and environment-and lived to tell about it. Texans are resilient. Need proof? Here’s just a short list of the tough stuff that Texans have to deal with just to live here:

1. Rattlesnakes

‘T’ Stands for ‘Tough’ in Texas

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Dangerous snakes of all kinds are prevalent in Texas, but rattlesnakes are one that you’ll at least getting a warning signal from.

2. Alligators

‘T’ Stands for ‘Tough’ in Texas

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Texas gators are huge! Need proof? The largest gator captured alive (a record) was in Texas just this past October!

3. Tarantulas

‘T’ Stands for ‘Tough’ in Texas

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Tarantulas are widespread in Texas. If you have any form of arachnophobia, Texas isn’t for you!

4. Feral Hogs

‘T’ Stands for ‘Tough’ in Texas

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Once domestic, this porky pest is a derivative of the “one that got away”…meaning either they escaped or they were released for hunting. Over time, they developed the skills necessary to survive in the Texas wild, and the population has boomed.

5. Tornadoes

‘T’ Stands for ‘Tough’ in Texas

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There’s a reason the interstate rest stops have tornado shelters! Texas’ tornado season peaks in North-Central Texas between late April and early May and the state itself is the start of “tornado alley” on the US map.