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Texas Horned Lizard

Where I grew up there’s a unique creature Has Horns everywhere, a unique feature Six inches in length and dinosaur like The horns on his head stick out like a spike They call him a “Horned Toad” where I was raised “Horney Toad” or “Horned Frog” he’s also phrased Actually he’s neither a frog nor toad A “Horned Lizard” is the proper name bestowed The horns on his body are actually scales But on his head they’re bone and hard as nails When he runs, he lifts high up off the ground A wibble-wobble run to where he’s bound We took some to a Boy Scout jamboree Traded them as pets or sold for a fee We also painted some large cockleburs Traded as porcupine eggs as it were There’re all kinds of legends about these guys Like eating hot coals, and spitting in your eyes There are fifteen species in the US The Texas Horned Lizard’s biggest and best

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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