Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Caught my Eye

In the hotter months in Tucson, we leave the horses out in the big arena at night. Room to roam, lie down, sleep in the really comfy loamy dirt. I bring them up to their stalls (with lots of shade, critical in the heat) in the morning.


This morning, I went out to bring up the horses.


And something caught my eye.


In the dirt, it blended in.


I was so excited to see this.


He looks just like a miniature dinosaur.
If he gets scared, he will shoot blood from his eyes, I kid you not.


Regal Horned Toad Lizard.





So. Cool.

7 comments:

Missy-Ellen said...

Looks like our Frilly Neck Lizard that we have here in Australia :)

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

So completely cool!

FairiesNest said...

Very cool! And shoots blood from his eyes?! My sons would so love that! :)

Naturalearthfarm said...

That is so neat. - thanks for sharing.
Warm wishes, Tonya

mrsbeccijo said...

Boys love seeing that! Very cool!!
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Jody said...

So amazing! He blends in so well. I'm going to have to show these pics to my kiddos.

Jenn said...

send him to sam!! ;) he'd love that!!