Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

You Can’t See Me

The camo is especially effective in the low sun of late-day. I realized that I would never even see these guys if they didn’t always run off when I approach. Someone should tell them to stay put, because they’re way too easy to catch … even by big slow herpers like me.

Regal Horned Lizard

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5 Responses to “You Can’t See Me”

  1. Crotalus says:

    Oh, yes, I can! (But it does take some serious lookin’!)

  2. Rob says:

    Hey Bryan. Is it true that they cry blood? It looks like a tiny dinosaur.

  3. Bryan says:

    Well, they don’t really ‘cry’ it so much as shoot it with precision. It seems to be, as I’ve read, used more on coyotes than other animals. For all the horned lizards I’ve picked up over the years, only one has squirted me, and it was surprising how much came out of that little guy.

  4. Abby says:


  5. Rob says:

    Oh man, I want to see that in action. I remember seeing a few when I lived in the desert but that was a looooong time ago.

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