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Short horned lizard / Horny Toad

Phrynosoma douglassii

Description:

This little lizard wasn't all that fast, but was very difficult to spot- it matches the rocks so well.

Habitat:

Rocky top of a hill - dry, arid, sandy- about a mile from the Niobrara River. There are lots of prairie grass and flowers nearby that attract plenty of bugs for the lizards to eat.

Notes:

Their color is supposed to intensify when they are mad or threatened, but when my children chased and tried to catch him this lizard stayed white.

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Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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