This week's Foto Finish theme is wildlife. I briefly considered posting a picture of my daughters bedroom because you'd definitely think that something wild lived there (I'm still not sure how she sleeps there). But I decided that really fit more into a wildlife habitat theme. So I decided to go with this one instead:
This little guy is a horned toad. It's amazing how well he blends into the surrounding landscape. If I hadn't hard the rustling of the dry grasses, I'd have missed him. The shot was taken in Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX.
A very long time ago, I attended a physics conference with My Guy (Who at the time was just My Boyfriend. Must have been true love don't you think? What else would drive one to sit through an entire day of talks on physics?). The conference was at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. One of the first things that we saw on campus was this statue of some spiky creature. Looking at the plaque on the statue, it said this was a horned toad, TCU's mascot. Struck me as a bit weird for a school mascot, so it stuck with me. When I saw this little guy it was like, wow, they do exist. I think he's cuter in person than his TCU likeness.
To see other wildlife, check out Cat Patches.