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Old 05-22-2021, 07:34 PM   #1
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Texas Horned Lizard (Horny Toad) and Texas Tortoise. Both were moved off the county road and into the South TX brush.


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Old 05-22-2021, 07:34 PM   #2
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That is a beautiful horned toad. I heard they were making a come back.
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:36 PM   #3
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:50 PM   #4
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Outstanding Richard, those are two real nice critters to see roaming around Texas. Good karma for you moving those guys off a road and into the brush. Great pics!
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:52 PM   #5
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Growing up in NorthEast Texas and never straying far as an adult, I’ve never seen a Horny Toad. Very cool.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:03 PM   #6
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Very cool.
I think I've seen 4 HT in the last 20 yrs or so.
Used to catch em all the time as a kid.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:07 PM   #7
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That’s really cool. I haven’t seen a horny toad in years.

But like has already been mentioned I used to catch them a lot when I was a kid.


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Old 05-22-2021, 08:09 PM   #8
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I hope that they make a comeback. I have been hearing that such is the case.


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Old 05-22-2021, 08:10 PM   #9
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Haven’t seen one in Texas in over 20 years saw several in SW Colorado about 6 years ago
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:22 PM   #10
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The Texas Horned Lizard we all call "horny toad" is sure ‘nuff cool, with spikes everywhere and has lots of attitude. And as SamHarper pointed out, this one that Richard saved off the road is really a beauty. Just awesome colors and patterns on that one. Go off now and make lots and lots of little horny toads, Texans miss you!
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:25 PM   #11
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Growing up in NorthEast Texas and never straying far as an adult, I’ve never seen a Horny Toad. Very cool.
that's what makes frogs pregnant.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:29 PM   #12
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We found one during turkey season. Cool critters

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Old 05-22-2021, 08:39 PM   #13
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As a child I found the toads easily. Walk out to my grandparents potato garden in Springtown and find four/five. Cool critters.


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Old 05-22-2021, 08:42 PM   #14
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that's what makes frogs pregnant.

Frog?


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Old 05-22-2021, 08:46 PM   #15
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Cool find!
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:54 PM   #16
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We found one during turkey season. Cool critters

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That one’s thinking “Nice warm hand, nice warm sun … believe I’ll take a little nap here!” Great pic.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:56 PM   #17
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Hope the horny toads make a great come back in Mills county. Haven't seen any. Would love for my Grandkids to see one!
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Old 05-22-2021, 11:15 PM   #18
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That's really cool!
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Old 05-22-2021, 11:20 PM   #19
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Man that Texas Tortoise is awesome.
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Old 05-23-2021, 06:57 AM   #20
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Are the Tortoises protected? Could you keep one if found?


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Old 05-23-2021, 07:11 AM   #21
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Saw two of them together at the ranch yesterday... almost ran over one of them. I moved them off the road.
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:18 AM   #22
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Very cool.
I think I've seen 4 HT in the last 20 yrs or so.
Used to catch em all the time as a kid.
Same here. When I was kid my grandmother had a big patch of strawberries by the front porch and my brother and I caught them all the time in there.
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:19 AM   #23
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Yes sir they are protected.... no sir it is illegal to collect or possess them.
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:29 AM   #24
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Great memory there
I found a couple Tx tortoises several years ago
Pretty rare.
I love the horned roads. Hope they continue to rebound
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Old 05-23-2021, 08:15 AM   #25
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Anyone else ever notice when you see a lot of Horned Toads. You usually have good seasons of quail? Vise versa also. If you don’t see many toads. The quail seem to be scarce.
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Old 05-23-2021, 09:21 AM   #26
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Cool critters! A big thumbs up for getting them off road!
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Old 05-23-2021, 04:31 PM   #27
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Good job!
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Old 05-23-2021, 04:47 PM   #28
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Are the tortoises that rare? I see them yearly.
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Old 05-23-2021, 04:54 PM   #29
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:03 PM   #30
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Super kool! I never knew of TX Tortoises.

Thanks for caring for and sharing your experience with our protected TX critters MrPlus.
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:08 PM   #31
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:12 PM   #32
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This was from last June

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Old 05-23-2021, 05:27 PM   #33
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Growing up in West Texas, horny toads were everywhere! My sisters and I spent endless hours playing with them, but it’s been years since I’ve seen one.

Thanks for bringing back the memories.
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:48 PM   #34
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Old 05-23-2021, 08:24 PM   #35
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That is a beautiful horned toad. I heard they were making a come back.
I sure hope your right.........And that's a real beauty too........

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Very cool.
I think I've seen 4 HT in the last 20 yrs or so.
Used to catch em all the time as a kid.

Yep, ain't seen one in years........
And our yard, used to look like it was moving, when I was a kid....
Always had one, in my shirt pocket......
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Old 05-23-2021, 08:27 PM   #36
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Love seeing the horned toads!!
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Old 05-23-2021, 09:27 PM   #37
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Best little horny toads around. Growing up they were everywhere. Especially in the garden. used to pick them up, rub their tummy and asleep they would go...Put them down and a few minutes they would move. Best pill bug eater. Wish they would be around.
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Old 05-28-2021, 09:04 PM   #38
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I've seen 3 tortoise today. They're out and about

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Old 05-28-2021, 09:07 PM   #39
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grew up running around the panhandle barefoot catching snakes and horned toads. Used to load the red wagon with many horned toads, they were everywhere. Where did they all go .....
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:51 PM   #40
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Texas tortoise are a threatened species. The one in the OP’s pic is a male.

Two great finds!
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:03 AM   #41
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Nice! I’ve got a a labradoodle that roams next door to my elderly neighbors. They called earlier and said he brought them a turtle like some kind of prize lol.
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:51 AM   #42
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I see a bunch of horned toads. One road in particular I know of you can drive down and see at least one every time.

Found one that was dehydrated last year. Put it in a little bit of water and it was fine an hour later. Soaked it up through its skin and probably drank some and was good to go. I let it go close to an ant den so it could get some food.
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:28 PM   #43
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Been in Tx since "69 and I've seen 2 horny toads----one in a feed store in Pleasanton and one on our lease near Fowlerton---and saw one tortoise on the lease as well.
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:40 PM   #44
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Awesome
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Old 05-31-2021, 06:08 AM   #45
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Don't recall ever seeing a horny toad in the wild before, but came across 2 on our lease this weekend. Lease manager said he had seen one the day before. Sounds like they may be coming back. Sure hope so.
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Old 05-31-2021, 07:34 AM   #46
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I hunted in Frio County 30 years ago. I saw Horney Toads very often. I never saw a live Texas Tortoise but found several shells.

My dad told me when he grew up there were Horney Toads here in Harris County. He also said there were Jack Rabbits as well.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:37 AM   #47
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:02 AM   #48
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41 years in east Texas and never seen either in person.
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:34 PM   #49
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Man !
Those horned toads were everywhere when I was a kid.
Used to find 15-20 in my grandmas yard in Weatherford.
Saw one in the last 35 years. Was in Cisco about 5 yrs ago.
Wife has never seen one before then.
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:38 PM   #50
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Very cool!! I've only seen a coupe of horned toads in my life. Hope they make a comeback!
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