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Yes, He was Very Horny!
Camera: Fuji X20 Photo Location: Woods of Otis ISO: 1250 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F2 
Posted By: Rupert, 06-04-2015, 05:58 AM

My yard man came Tuesday and after finishing my yard, his helper asked if I had a box? Sure, what do you need it for? Seemed he had found a rare creature lurking in the Woods of Otis....an elusive Horny Toad.

When I was a kid they we everywhere, most kids had a little matchbox with one in it, usually a young one no larger than a quarter. They were fairly common....until Fire Ants invaded the South and wiped out their main diet of large Red Ants.....and insecticides used to kill Fire Ants have also decimated Horny Toads. This is the first one I have seen in years, when I used to see them almost daily.

Yes, they are horny......they really do spit blood, and as every kid knew back then...if you turn them upside down and rub their little belly, they will go fast asleep!









More here on Horny Toads....
Horned lizard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Great shots! We had a few back in Southwest Arkansas back in the day (along with other Texican species like roadrunners and prickly pear) but I didn't realize they were in danger of being extirpated...hope they bounce back!
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Excellent I have never seen one of those - I thought that was just an expression from Yosemite Sam ha!
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x20 does excellent macros.

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How cool! I have only seen one in the wild out here in Cali, hope to run into another some day.
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QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
if you turn them upside down and rub their little belly, they will go fast asleep!
That's been known to work on me too.
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Another Rupert!!!
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