• Wow, that was good info. I'll have to watch for the Horned Toad Police in Kenedy and I'll be sure not to stop near any ant mounds to avoid suspicion.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:51 a.m.
  • Thanks for the hand slap. I haven't picked one up in 30 years and I don't recall ever actually trying to keep one as a pet. Most of the time we would catch them and stroke their skin.

    Good info, though.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:56 a.m.
  • We used the catch them all the time in the 70's. I saw one not too long ago. First one I've seen in a long time.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:31 a.m.
  • Yeah I remember that, the 60's. Any time you'd see a red ant bed, there would be a couple of horned toads lurking about. Since the red ants have been wiped out by fire ants, no more food for the little critters and I believe that fire ants eat the lizards' eggs also.

    Familyman, a least we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a time which will never return. I miss those days too, when Baghdad was a place on Bugs Bunny, misspelled "Badgag". Bad gag, indeed.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:42 a.m.
  • I remember catching these lizards in grade school in the 1960's. I got 5 cents for each one I caught. My teacher just let them go after I caught them. I got it in the face a couple times with the blood squirting. Never got hit in the eye. It does not go very far. I miss those days.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:05 a.m.