Texas Horned Lizard
-Texas Horned Lizards are mainly found in dry habitats that are located in open areas with sparse vegetation.
-Because they dig for hibernation, nesting and insulation purposes, they are commonly found in loose sand.
-They can run quickly, but in order to survive, they rely mostly on their camouflaged skin.
-Females lay about 14-37 eggs each spring.
-They are known to squirt blood out from the corner of their eyes whenever they feel disturbed.
-Their diet mainly contains beetles, spiders, ground-dwelling arthropods and ants which are 90% of their diet.
Causes of Endangerment:
- Farmer's have increased their use of pesticides because of ants, therefore putting a large shortage on food (ants) for these lizards.
- Also, herbicides used to kill weeds affect ants because it reduces their food supply.
- When droughts occur ants stay inside so it becomes harder for the lizard to find food.
- Collection for pet trade.