Happy Birthday, Texas!
Texas turned 183 on March 2. Do you know these state symbols?
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Horned lizards are the official reptiles of Texas. The lightning whelk is the state shell, and the prickly pear is the state plant. The state flower is the bluebonnet, while the state fish is the Guadalupe bass and the state bird is the northern mockingbird.
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Three state mammals include the longhorn (large mammal), armadillo (small mammal) and Mexican free-tailed bat (flying mammal).
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Our official food includes the 1015 sweet onion (vegetable), red grapefruit (fruit) and chiltepin (native pepper).
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The state cooking implement is the Dutch oven, the state dish is chili, and the state snack is chips and salsa.
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