How cute is this young horned lizard?
This roundtail horned lizard is one of the smallest of the horned lizards, reaching an adult length of only about 7.5-10 cm (3-4 in).
This lizard lays egg clutches of up to 9 eggs in early summer. The color of roundtail horned lizards usually reflects the color of the soil in their native habitat. Watch out for them when hiking – they will flatten their bodies and remain motionless when threatened. Their favorite place to hang out is near ant colonies for food.