Cute critter

13 05 2020

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Who doesn’t love a horny toad?!

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I wish there was a way to show you all how tiny is this little critter. Probably not much bigger than a silver dollar. Just a little bitty, teeny tiny. And fast! And camera shy. 🙂


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13 05 2020
Mark

Cute little bugger. If you would lay a common object on the same spot he was, such as an ink pen, then it would give us an idea of the size. That was the method used to show size when taking pictures of the cockroaches in South America.

13 05 2020
TJ

I might have been able to use my lip balm … if the critter had slowed down long enough for me to place the tube next to it AND take its pic! Ha – it was fast! 🙂 It would have fit very comfortably in the very middle of the palm of my hand. Teeny.

13 05 2020
Debbie Parish

Pleased to know these little horned roads are in Colorado! I grew up playing with bigger ones on the Rio Grand Valley of Texas.

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13 05 2020
TJ

We had them in the rocky country near Fort Hood when my dad was stationed there while my brother and I were kids (my favorite of all the places we lived, and the reason I ended up going to Texas A&M – WHOOP!). But they were a lot bigger than the ones here – even the bigger ones here. ‘Course, the rattlesnakes were bigger, too. Shoot, I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas. 😉

13 05 2020
Carol

Beautiful and adorable! ❤

13 05 2020
TJ

Isn’t it crazy cool? I wouldn’t say I’m a big reptile person, but I love “horny toads” … and turquoise collared lizards. 🙂

13 05 2020
Carol

Wow, a turquoise collared lizard? I’d love to see one of those! I think reptiles are fascinating.

13 05 2020
TJ

I don’t know if these are exactly the same species/genus (?), but ours in the West look like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_collared_lizard

I’ll be on the lookout this summer and try to get a pic for you!

13 05 2020
Puller9

It’s been ages since I’ve seen one!!! I remember them from my childhood in CA. They were probably imported, but they were so cute.

14 05 2020
TJ

I wouldn’t doubt they’re in the more desert-y parts of California.

13 05 2020
Karen Schmiede

What a little cutie!

14 05 2020
TJ

They’re modern-day dinosaurs (and much less terrifying)! 🙂

13 05 2020
Pat

So wonderfull true desert animal!

14 05 2020
TJ

Indeed! 🙂

13 05 2020
Sue Story

I love these guys! We have them in the yard now and then and that always makes me happy. 😊

14 05 2020
TJ

You know the warm weather has arrived when they appear!

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