How Weathering, Erosion, Deposition

Create the Perfect Environment for the Texas Horned Lizard

1. Food

70% of Texas Horned Lizards' diet are Harvester Ants. Harvester Ants live in deserts (a lot in Texas) under sand. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition come into play here. Weathering breaks down the rocks and pebbles into sand, Erosion moves the sand for it to be everywhere, and deposition takes the sand to the hooks and nooks of Texas. Therefore, Harvester Ants can be everywhere because of the sand being in all places, so the Texas Horned Lizards (TX Horned Lizards live near Harvester Ant hills) will be able to eat a lot of Harvester Ants every day.
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The Texas Horned Lizard is about to eat the Harvester Ant.

2. Shelter (Home)

Sand is very important for Texas Horned Lizards that live in the wild. When a predator comes, they usually hide beneath the sand, or camouflage with it. Also, Texas Horned Lizards bury themselves under sand and sleep there at night. Without sand, the Texas Horned Lizard could neither camouflage, nor have a safe home. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition help the Texas Horned Lizard have a great environment. They break down the rocks move them, and place them in different places until there is sand and sand that is everywhere.
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The Texas Horned Lizard has camouflaged into the tan colored sand and at night, it will bury itself under the sand and sleep peacefully.