Relocating to Santa Fe, New Mexico can be an opportunity to connect with blue skies, clean air and an occasional endangered species. This was my experience this morning. Although this young creature is endangered, she is not dangerous. In fact, although she looks like a relative of the dinosaur age, she was moving in today as a tenant on my land. We exchanged glances this morning when I was watering a wild mountain mahogany bush just at sunrise while she was busy eating a breakfast of tiny ants. She must have know I had my iphone and paused long enough for me to make this image and tell you her story.
She is a Horned Toad and sometimes called a Horned Frog. However, she is not a toad or frog. She is amazingly smart lizard who was looking for a safe haven to continue growing up. Nearly every year, her many great great grandmothers have returned to this same mountain mahogany bush to begin the next generation. I have been fortunate to share the land with them. I hope they continue to come back every year and they can make into the next century and beyond. If you see one, smile and thank them for letting you cross their path. What ever you do, let them live free. They have much wisdom in their ability to survive on the planet for some many centuries.
For more information on this endangered species, click here. I turned this story into an FAQ because today many Santa Feans come from somewhere else. Hopefully, they will protect these gentle creatures who may be living as an endangered neighbor with them on their land in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Posted on December 10, 2013 at 10:50 am by Emily Medvec