Sunday, August 28, 2011

Baby Horned Lizard

They are about 5 inches long as adults, but in late summer when the eggs hatch, we find babies. This one may be about a month old already and twice as big as he was as a newborn. Babies are every bit as armored and spiked and dinosaur-like as the grown ups. Rumor has it that these lizards squirt red liquid from their eyes when they are threatened. We have caught and handled quit a few of them and never had one squirt. We've decided it would take the pressure of a dog's jaw or something to make one of these guys panic.

1 comment:

  1. Its so tiny and cute.. I love reptiles.. Looks like a tough little guy