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Natural Resources

Take time out to appreciate the natural resources the lake and surrounding area have to offer. Fish and wildlife habitat abound. The floodplain provides aquatic, woodland and extensively cleared pasture habitats. Upland Post Oak Savannah provides habitat for wintering Bald Eagles and migrating Osprey. During the evening, White-Tail Deer, Grey Fox, Coyote, Raccoon, Opossum, Armadillo, Cottontail Rabbit and Bobcat can often be seen. The soils are perfect for Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes and various sunflowers which blanket the parks in the spring. Poisonous snakes common to this area include Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Texas Coral Snake and Western Diamondback Rattlesnake . Many non-poisonous snakes, such as the Hog-nosed Snake and several species of Garter Snakes, also inhabit the area. Fisherman enjoy catching Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Hybrid Bass, White Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish (Perch), Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead (Yellow) Catfish . Somerville Lake has enjoyed a reputation of being an excellent catfish lake for many years.

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