Horned Lizard Harshes Buzz of Off-Roaders

The flat-tailed horned lizard, a native of the American Southwest, is again being considered for protection as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 3 1/2 inch lizards, which eat yummy, yummy ants, are known for evading predators by pressing themselves to the ground in a style reminiscent of high school nerds evading jocks in letter jackets. Protection for the lizards is opposed by off-road vehicle enthusiasts, who somehow believe that their passion for risking life, limb, and mental acuity in a glorified golf cart is justification for wiping out native species. The full story can be found at The Press-Enterprise.


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