Big Country Master Naturalist’s had a field trip Saturday morning for a Horned Lizard Survey on a private ranch. Click on image to enlarge!
I put my leatherman tool with the ruler beside the scat so you can see its size. The lizard eats red ants or “harvester ants” and you can see the body parts of the ants in the scat. Pretty interesting!
When we find a lizard we measure it, weight it, record the location (gps), temperature and if it is male or female.
Horned Lizard on Master Naturalist Cap
Horn Lizards hide to control body temperature
Lizard half buried in the sandy dirt
The lizard shoots blood from a gland in its eye as a defense. That is what you see on Susan Young’s arm while holding the lizard.