Thursday, October 7, 2010

Itty Bitty Garden Visitor

Look at this wee little horned toad we found the other day ~

He (or she? -- we're calling him "he") is so cute, just a perfect little specimen.  Barely bigger than a dime!

We named him Spike and tucked him under the oregano in the garden and told him to go find a hide-out where he'll be safe.

He has quite an expressive little face.  One of those, "so ugly he's cute" situations.  (and speaking of ugly, those are NOT my fingers --- although I have to admit there are times when my fingernails look just as bad...)

I think I'll have to send this photo to The Daily Squee.  It's definitely squee worthy.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go check out The Daily Squee website.  They post pics daily of all kinds of cute baby animals.  It's one of those sites you find yourself going to just to put a smile on your face.  Your daily dose of cuteness.  SQUEE!!!!

11 comments:

SharonP said...

That cutie pie face brings back memories of my youth, when my brother would catch horned toads and put them in my hair. Aaack! Still traumatized!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, I love Spike!!! Way toooooo cute!!!

Gail said...

Adorable! We are not blessed with these here.

Lisa said...

ooooooooo what a cutie!! It's amazing how much they look like bearded dragons. I had a friend in college who, when I sent him a picture of my bearded dragon, said, oh yeah, we have those all over in New Mexico. I said that's impossible they're indigenous to Australia! There's a major size difference, but they have the same little face!

The Fab Furs said...

So little, and Spike is already a heart breaker!!

Rural Rambler said...

Bridget Spike is definitely squee worthy! Thank you for the link, yet another reason for me to dilly dally on the puter!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh how cute! I just luv him.

Phyllis said...

He is so small! I don't have horned toads here but just the regular kind.

I was lucky enough to see an ever-so-tiny anole lizard this summer. I think it was about an inch long!

Crystal said...

Wow, hes so tiny! But I do have to agree with so ugly hes cute.

Carolynn said...

Oh my. He IS a cutie!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

ohhhh he is so fantastic....with what I think is a lovely little face:D thanks for sharing these shots.