A few otters, beavers and minks are still found in eastern Texas.
The wild animals found in the district comprise a few tigers, leopards and wild elephants, deer, wild pig, porcupines, jackals, foxes, hares, otters, &c. The green monkey is very common; porpoises abound in the large rivers.
The wild animals are bears, wolves, foxes, lynxes, wild cats, badgers, otters, martens, stoats and weasels.
Sea otters are, unfortunately, decreasing in numbers, while the demand is increasing.
Hares are uncommon, and the last reddeer was shot in 1814; but wolves, otters and squirrels abound.