Help FWP find greater short-horned lizards

Agency requests fall recreationists report sightings of the ‘horny toad’

 

Last updated 10/5/2023 at 11:34am



From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

GLASGOW — As you are hitting the field this fall, be sure to take a break from scanning the horizon for game and look down at the ground once in a while. Not only will this help you avoid stepping on a cactus or a rattlesnake, but you might also see one of eastern Montana’s rarely seen critters … the greater short-horned lizard, commonly known as a “horny toad.” If you do, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to know about it.

The greater short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi, was once considered the second-most abundant repti...



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