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Lizard ID?

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Lizard ID?
« on: December 09, 2019, 07:56:13 PM »
Hey!
During a 10 day trip over Thanksgiving we came across this guy while backpacking near Chilicotal Spring. Very small, maybe 4-5" long...and really cool!!
I have an idea.....but the skin color was not what I expected!
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Re: Lizard ID?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 08:04:03 PM »
Based on this link, https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/horned_lizard/facts/, I'd say Round-Tailed Horned Lizard.

Neat find.

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Re: Lizard ID?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 08:22:48 PM »
Good call, Jalco. And sweet find, Cookie!


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Re: Lizard ID?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 11:20:15 AM »
Omg, a round tailed horny toad!  Haven't seen one of those in years.

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Re: Lizard ID?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 07:59:53 PM »
So cool. Good find!


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Re: Lizard ID?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 08:13:16 PM »
Aw, she's so cute!  :eusa_think: Nice shots, Cookie!  :great:

And, Jalco, great reference to learn from!

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Re: Lizard ID?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 08:57:57 AM »
Thanks guys! Guess it was one time it payed off to be looking at the ground. My B-I-L must have scared it because it skittered to the side of the "trail" we were on and caught my eye! I hadn't seen one since I was a kid! Looked like a tiny dragon!
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