On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Something New

It's a pretty small world out here but today riding my bike did a turn around and this is what I saw.  A  desert horned lizard more commonly known as a horny toad.

This is the first I've seen here. It was on a road that's why I saw it. Just a little guy but impressive none the less.  Click on it a take a close look.

There can't be many of these and it seems he's taking a chance. There are a number of predators who would like to make a meal of him.

It's always a treat to see unusual things on a often used route. Only because the speed was slow and even slow on a bike is too fast to see many other things. Walking is the best way to see the most.



9 comments:

  1. When my older son, Trevor, was quite young, he was enamored of all things in nature and so a friend of his somehow managed to bring back to Minnesota a pair of horny toads from somewhere in the SW. We created a terrarium for them out of an old aquarium. He named them Fred and Wilma (Flintstone). Alas, they did not survive their relocation.

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  2. It was maybe too easy for them. I was surprised to see this. Talk about a throw back.

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  3. Wow, that critter is something else! In the first picture I thought he was flat :)

    I've heard the phrase horny toad but I thought it was just a picturesque expression for some guys :) :)

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  4. They are low to the ground for sure meaning flat is a good description. fast little buggers too.

    Yes it goes both ways.

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  5. Great photos...I haven't seen one since my youth!

    Great Job!


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  6. I bet they are still some around Linda. In the last five years I've seen maybe five max. Thanks!

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  7. What a cool looking lizard. Great sighting. I am glad you got photos too.

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  8. My kids used to love to catch the "Horney Toads" growing up in Nevada! Now the grandkids (all Boys) enjoy doing the same!!

    I'm sure you'll see more!
    Debbie's Travels

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