Texas Wildfires Take Toll on Wildlife
The serious drought and wildfires in Texas are having a heavy impact on wildlife. According to the Star Telegram, Texas has reported 8,000 fires already this year with some burning more than 150,000 acres.
The stage was set over the last two to three years for many Texas wildfires in a number of West Texas counties, said rancher and hunting outfitter Skipper Anderson of San Angelo. "It was a perfect storm waiting to happen," Anderson said. "We have had extraordinary rains for the last two to three summers that created a lot of new grass and other vegetation, which helps fuel the fires."