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Old 05-24-2012, 08:52 PM
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Saving Texas Horned Lizards

This video is a bit long but worth every second IMO, though I shudder at their method of collecting important data (gotta be a better way???):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhw7J...layer_embedded
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: Saving Texas Horned Lizards

Awesome video!!!! They are sweet looking lizards!!!! Gotta be close relative to the bearded dragon....??? Such similarities....
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: Saving Texas Horned Lizards

Yeah they remind me of beardies too! And it's SO valuable having something that eats so MANY ants! You may not realize it but in the desert ants will kill things like banded geckoes etc. They (ants) are relentless and way too plentiful!
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Re: Saving Texas Horned Lizards

be cool to have one, but it'd be tough to get that many ants. Plus the blood from the eye is weird
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:02 PM
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Horny toad is what most people call them. Used to be everywhere when I was little now your lucky to see two a year. They've been on the endangered list forever now.
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Re: Saving Texas Horned Lizards

It's funny you put this up, I just watched a special on the Arizona desert and this was a featured animal...they are awesome
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:14 AM
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be cool to have one, but it'd be tough to get that many ants. Plus the blood from the eye is weird
Not considering how scarce they are... I don't think their disappearance in many areas is solely due to overcollection, but that does help nail their coffin shut. As was mentioned, pesticides and habitat loss, abnormal predation ("pets" running loose) & other factors are all taking their toll, it seems. When I lived in So Calif, people said they used to find them commonly in that area too, but no longer.
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Well spent 9mins of my life watching that, thanks for sharing. Though I did cringe at the toe clipping bit.... I did laugh hysterically when he quoted Spock at the end....
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Re: Saving Texas Horned Lizards

Really cool animal, but why do they have to clip the poor creatures' toes?
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I KNOW!!! Totally makes me sick! There's just GOTTA be a better way?
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