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How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? #7905830 07/19/20 09:49 PM
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For me probably about 25 years. I used to catch them by the bucket full 25+ years ago in Odessa. This little guy was spotted on my place in Throckmorton. Very cool to see them making a comeback.

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Last week, they are finally making a comeback.


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905841 07/19/20 09:57 PM
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See them almost every time I go to the lease


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905853 07/19/20 10:06 PM
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Very long time.


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905874 07/19/20 10:16 PM
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probably 30 years or more.

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905913 07/19/20 10:40 PM
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At least 30 years, maybe pushing 40

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905923 07/19/20 10:47 PM
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I sent the picture to the local game warden and he said he’s hearing more and more people say they’ve spotted them recently. Hopefully they can flourish again.

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905931 07/19/20 10:52 PM
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The 1st one in SEVERAL years, the other day w/ my Foster Son (his 1st time ever)


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905933 07/19/20 10:54 PM
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I’ve still never seen one

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905953 07/19/20 11:05 PM
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Last week, they are finally making a comeback. I'm in the Highland Lakes area.


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905964 07/19/20 11:17 PM
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I grew up seeing tons of them - have not seen in 20 years


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905984 07/19/20 11:34 PM
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Been a long , long time. Thanks for posting.



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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7905990 07/19/20 11:43 PM
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About 5 years ago! Cool pic up


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7906057 07/20/20 12:23 AM
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Almost every time I go on the ranch. Have 3 that live in my backyard. These 2 were last week, I guess it's breeding time.
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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7906060 07/20/20 12:25 AM
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Been a while and keep hoping to see one on my place I live on with the numbers of harvester ants I am now seeing. I used to see them every week down in La Salle county on a ranch I managed back in the early 2000's. I see them every once in a while on the back dirt roads down here but nothing like they used to be 40-50 yrs ago.


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I can’t remember the last time I saw one hopefully I’ll see one at the lease in Ballinger soon.

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7906162 07/20/20 01:27 AM
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When I had a lease in North East Callahan County saw lots of them. All sizes from quarter size to very large for them. Haven't seen many since that lease sold.


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Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7906278 07/20/20 03:12 AM
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Never seen one in the wild. confused2

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7906281 07/20/20 03:15 AM
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Been almost 40 years for me. Glad to hear they are making a comeback.

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7906493 07/20/20 12:54 PM
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I see a couple a year in west Texas. Always fun to see, they're neat little critters.

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we saw them frequently on a place we hunted in NW Coleman county.....

Also have them in Tennyson....these pics are from Tennyson...

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Saw only one 2 years ago in Stephens County. Growing up in Midland they were everywhere. My Dad told me to bring them home, along with any box turtles to put in the backyard to control bugs. I think those turtles outlived my Dad.


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I see them all the time around here. Usually when I mow, I have to get off and chase the little buggers out of the way.

Re: How long has it been since you’ve seen one of these? [Re: TTT Ranch] #7907087 07/20/20 08:19 PM
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I'll see a dozen or more daily.


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