Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Great Horned Toads!!

I don't know why everyone calls them that....they are lizards! More than anything, they are cute, cute, cute!

We were putting down mulch around some landscaping when this little one said hello.
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This is about the average size we see here, though we have seen some a little bigger.
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For the most part, they eat ants, so they are more than welcome here! I read on Wikipedia that some species can squirt blood from the corners of their eyes...how cool is THAT? I don't think ours can do that, because we handle them a good bit, and it has never happened. It's nice to have some cute, harmless wildlife around. :)

3 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

icky, icky, icky.........

Gill :-O

Swansong said...

Ok thanks to you I learned something new today. I had no idea they were lizards. We have oodles of lizards here so to me lizards have tails! (FL here)

tenthingsfarm said...

Actually, Swansong, these have tails too - this one's tail is sort of curled down by my daughter's wrist, so it doesn't show in the photos.

We have one of these living just outside our henhouse - it's about 5 inches long. For here, that's a good sized one! The one in the photo is fairly small. :)

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