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Texas Symbols: Reptile

Horned Lizard

Don't call this animal a horny toad! It's a horned lizard. There are several types of horned lizards, but the Texas Horned lizard has four large spikes on its head. The top two spikes are larger than the rest. When frightened it can squirt out blood from the corner of its eye and scare predators.

Named by the Legislature in 1993


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