The horned lizard is docile reptile found throughout North America, and is sometimes colloquially referred to as the horned toad or the horned frog. It earned these nicknames due to its round body and head, which at a distance can resemble a toad of frog.
The spikes of the horned lizard may look intimidating, but theyaren't actually sharp. Instead, they're used to prevent water lossthrough the skin. However, the horns on its head are true horns,which means they have an accompanying bone structure. The hornedlizard is very easy to catch due to its slow-moving nature. Itsprimary defense mechanism is its excellent camouflage, which itrelies on almost entirely in order to avoid predators.