This was my first image taken with my Canon Rebel 2ti.
Arizona Horned Lizard
Their diet consists mostly of live ants which they capture with the flick of a sticky tongue. They also eat crickets, beetles and other insects. Some ants such as Harvester and Red Ants will bite and have venom, but evidently it doesn’t adversely effect a horned lizard’s esophagus or stomach.
They are active and hunt during the morning or late afternoons. At night they burrow into loose soil. As reptiles, their body temperature depends upon the environment so in the mornings they emerge from the burrows for sunning their bodies to the desired temperature before becoming active. If they get progressively to hot, they will seek shade or burrow back under the soil. From about late September until April, horny toads hibernate and live on stored fat.