Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Horned Toad

Mommie and Daddy and the kid beans were all out at Grannie beans house last night and Daddy bean found this in the garden: This is not the actual toad that they found, Mommie didn't have her camera with her. The young beans got to pet it and it's tail didn't fall off. Mommie asked it what its name was she thought that it said, "George." When they got home Mommie looked for information about them on the internet. This is what she found.

1. It is not really a toad at all, or even related to the frogs.

2. Its face looks alot like a toad, and has a short wide body, much like a frog.

3. Horned toads protect themselves in a variety of ways. Their body is spikey and flat, so when startled they usually will flatten out and sit really still so as to hopefully not be seen.

4. They also have been known to inflate their body and hiss a lot, and in extreme cases, they can even squirt blood from their eyeballs to attack predators, a far as 5 feet away.

10 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

THEY SKWIRT BLOOD FROM DER EYES!?! Omigosh, dat skaree.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Ewwwww!

Dragonheart said...

Wow, I've never seen a creature like that before! Squirting blood from their eyes sounds really gross!

Cyclone Cats said...

that is very ugly. we is wondering why all lizards are named george? Their mama's were not very original!

Forty Paws said...

Apparently, horny toads used to be extremely common in Texas and kids would catch them and play with them all the time. But there aren't many of them left anymore. Scientists say that their disappearance might be the warning signal of climate change, or too many humans, or all the other nasty things that we do to our planet.

We are still hoping and purraying that you find Buddy.

Luf, Us

Daisy said...

Is he a lizard or a toad? I like to chase lizards, but the ones around here do not have spikes all over them like that! George looks a little scary.

I wish I could make blood squirt out of my eyeballs. I tried it, but it doesn't work.

The Meezers said...

oh, SQUIRTING BLOOD FROM EYEBALLS IS GROSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

jcfloresinc said...

Yuk, I faint at the site of blood. From their eyes, double yuk!! I hope Florida doesn't have those Horned Toads. I'm covering my eyes, I can't look at it any more.
Samantha

Hey, that looks like a neat thing to play with.
Hi 5 paw,
Tigger

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

do you think he got buddy? ewww. i don't like him! he looks like george from the bad place to me... you be careful, okay?

smiles, auntie bee

Skeezix the Cat said...

YUK!!!! He looks a littul like the Food Lady in the morning beefore she's had her koffey, but even she never sqwerts blud frum her eyes!