What’s New with the Horned Lizard? Print
Written by Texas Outdoors   
Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:40

What’s New with the Horned Lizard?


horned lizard up closeThe Texas horned lizard (aka horned toad) is fondly remembered by Texans who, as kids, carted them home in shoe boxes, kept them for pets and were sometimes traumatized by a defensive squirt of blood from the critters’ eyes.

So how is the state reptile doing? The short answer: not so good. These days it’s much harder to find. Watch the video "Horned Lizards on the Move" to see how biologists are documenting the reasons for the species' decline and researching successful ways to reintroduce this legendary Texas icon.

You can show your support for the horned lizard by sporting a horned lizard conservation license plate. Your license plate purchase helps support horned lizard research activities like those shown in this Passport To Texas video “Money for Texas Horned Lizard.”

Each set of horned lizard license plates costs just $30 and $22 goes directly to help fund conservation efforts for horned lizards and other native wildlife species right here in Texas.