Horned frog

I almost stepped on this colorful little guy as I headed up the trail to Kendrick Peak. I haven't ever seen a horned frog with such coloration before. It certainly helps him to blend into the reddish soil color found in this part of Arizona.
8-4-08

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Deb

Deb - Aug 11, 2008 1:08 am - Voted 10/10

Aaaaw!

He is sooo cute! Looks totally huggable too.

Dean

Dean - Aug 11, 2008 6:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Aaaaw!

Huggable and cuddly. Of course the little pikas I saw on Wheeler Peak were a bit cuter.

rdmc

rdmc - Aug 11, 2008 4:56 pm - Voted 10/10

One of my favorite...

...little friends! :0) Great shot!

Dean

Dean - Aug 14, 2008 1:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: One of my favorite...

Thank you for your comments. This guy was a great poser. I snapped away while he basked in the limelight.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Aug 12, 2008 12:05 am - Voted 10/10

It really looks like

a cute lit'l critter. I'd like to pick it up
and pat its tiny head.

A great year for Horned Toads! I've been seeing quite a few in the Prescott NF. Outstanding !!!

Must be a bit larger than a pine cone.

Dean

Dean - Aug 14, 2008 1:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It really looks like

Ha Larry, patting the little guy on the head would probably have ticked him off. He was a bit larger than a pine cone as the pic shows.
Good to hear from you as always and thank you.

cba

cba - Aug 12, 2008 3:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Love these little guys!

I love these guys - they are quite fancy!

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Sep 23, 2008 12:36 am - Voted 10/10

I love horny toads

Since I grew up in the Flagstaff area, we used to find these guys all the time and keep them as pets for a few days, regardless the size. We would have contests to see who could find the smallest ones, cuz the smaller the cuter.
One time my sister got sprayed in the face with blood shooting from a horny toads eyes. That was kind of freaky, but never made us loose interest in them.
These were fun creatures to have around when we were kids.

Dean

Dean - Sep 23, 2008 4:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I love horny toads

You must have seen many of this colored variety then. In California where I grew up, we'd find them only in gray coloring. I really liked them too but my mom would always make me take them back to where I found them. Glad to find another one who appreciates these special critters.

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