Texas Hill Country is located in central Texas, where sloping hills cover 25 different counties. Thin layers of topsoil cover granite and limestone creating a tall and rugged landscape.
The hills and caverns of Texas Hill Country are home to to many species of wildlife, including muskrats, turkeys, and tarantula, as well as animals that can only be found in that area. The diverse landscape allow for the deer and antelope to roam freely while wild turkeys gobble their way across the hills.
Coming face to face with these creatures is a regular occurrence when out and about in the hill country. Let's take a look at some of the wildlife that can be found in these hills.
1. Rio Grande Turkey
Photo Credit: National Wild Turkey Federation
2. Blackbuck Antelope
Photo Credit: TomFawls via Wikimedia Commons
3. Nine-Banded Armadillo
Photo Credit: Carolyn Pepper via naturepicoftheday.com
4. Guadalupe Bass
Photo Credit: ToshBrown.com
5. Cricket Frog
Photo Credit: Melville Osborne via Flickr
6. Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat
Photo Credit: flbg.org
7. Texas Map Turtle
Photo Credit: thehibbitts.net
Photo Credit: Don DeBold via Flickr
9. Western Diamondback
Photo Credit: coniferousforest.com
10. San Marcos Salamander
Photo Credit: Seth Patterson via Flickr
11. Golden-cheeked Warbler
Photo Credit: wildlandscaping.com
13. Axis Deer
Photo Credit: texas-exotics.com
Which animals have you come upon while walking the hills?