Thought I’d run out of horned toad photos, eh? Not on your life! This young one is a little over an inch long. And see that dried sagebrush leaf? Note its size relative to the baby horny toad and then look at this shot, where you see an adult surrounded by scads of sagebrush leaves. By my quick reckoning, this shows the kid to be a little longer than the adult horned toad’s forearm. Whoa! Can you say small? I thought you could.
Sometimes they ride on a parent’s back. I once saw an adult with two babies. At my approach, the kiddies jumped off onto a couple of rocks, and their color changed instantly to match. It was the damnedest thing.