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Horned lizards (horny toads)

Aracnoenthusiast

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Took my daughter with me to the sand pits to sight in my rifle, and she caught 3 of these guys. They were everywhere
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Aracnoenthusiast

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To my knowledge, yes they eat ants, we have several ant colonies in the yard where we take them to feed.

I believe they can squirt blood from their eyes, I've handled a lot of these and never seen them do it however. Probably a last resort
 

Aracnoenthusiast

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The lizards have been released back into the wild. After further research I found that they are specially adapted to eating ants. They can be kept in captivity and fed other insects but require a formic acid supplement to do so and that's not something we felt like dealing with
 

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