This little guy made an appearance at our family reunion near Hereford, Texas. I played with horned toads, or as we called them, horny toads, as a child in the Texas panhandle, but they’d become an endangered species, and I’d despaired of ever holding one again.
The species seems to be making a comeback, though, since many of the folks in attendance reported having seen them recently.
Several of us petted him before we let him go to hopefully live a long and happy life on the dry, dusty plains of Texas.
Let’s call this one, The Comeback Kid.