Do you recognize this guy? That’s a horny toad or more acurately a Texas Horned Lizard. I think it is still on the endangered species list but it may have been moved to the next lower list, whatever that may be.
I wish I could entice a herpetologist to come out and study their population.
Ignore my shadow in the lower left. I thought I had myself out of the way but everytime I crouched lower to get the shot, the little guy would scramble away so I took what I could get!
He’s about 1 1/2″ long. They typically get to 4″ fully mature in this area.