Texas Horned Lizard
A stocky, short-tailed lizard with several large “horns” protruding from the back of the head. Generally tan, grayish brown, or reddish brown, with brown spots on the back. The scales on the limbs, sides, and tail are large and pointed, and the head is heavily armored with large scales, some modified to form hornlike projections. They are harmless and never try to bite. They defend themselves by puffing up their bodies with air to look larger, or they can eject a small amount of blood from the inner corners of each eye to confuse a predator.