If you’ve never visited the great state of Texas or haven’t heard much about my beloved state, there are definitely a couple of guidelines that you have to obey to survive here.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY SAFE IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS?

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For instance, understand that Texas barbecue is really the only and best type of barbecue, high school sports and the Dallas Cowboys are practically a religion, and Whataburger beats In-N-Out Burger any day of the week. (Please do not argue with me about that. You will lose.)

Once you get used to the more casual survival guide items there are some more important things that you will need to be aware of when coming to Texas, and that’s definitely the animals and insects.

We're not the dusty, cactus-riddled wasteland that TV and movies have made us out to be over the years, but it is true that you've got to watch where you step around here, because there are some pretty dangerous critters.

ENJOY THE LONE STAR STATE, BUT WATCH WHERE YOU STEP

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Something you think that can be essentially harmless could end up being a situation of life or death here in Texas. I am not being dramatic.

Texas is a big, warm, welcoming place, so I wouldn't want to scare anyone away from visiting. Here are 10 dangerous animals you should be on the lookout for, though.

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