Drought may still take toll on habitat, wildlife March 14, 2012 Texas

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Drought may still take toll on habitat, wildlife March 14, 2012 Texas, Houston Chronicle

This past year was brutal ... White-tailed deer in the western Edwards Plateau were especially hard hit... The result was ugly. Few does dropped fawns ... the combination of drought-scorched habitat weakening deer and an outbreak of insect-transmitted EHD (epizootic hemorrhagic disease) and bluetongue (a viral disease), which raced through the stressed population, was "Mother Nature taking a razor and just cutting,"

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