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FWST: There’s a new batch of horned frogs in town — and not at TCU

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    FWST: There’s a new batch of horned frogs in town — and not at TCU

    BY RYAN OSBORNE
    rosborne@star-telegram.com

    FORT WORTH – The TCU football team will have some new — and tiny — fans this season.

    Thursday, the Fort Worth Zoo announced the hatching of 37 Texas horned lizards, each about the size of a bottle cap.

    The zoo posted a picture on Facebook of one of the baby lizards — yes, they’re technically lizards, not frogs. But they still have a slight resemblance to TCU’s horned frog mascot, minus the shades of purple.

    Read more at http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article164245152.html
     
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  2. So, here is mine. Real pic, no photo shop. HFrog9-07.JPG
     
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  3. This is excellent news!

    Back in the 50s, we could easily capture them right in our own backyards, every day.

    Of course, there were also lots of red ants for them to eat back then, too - but no more.

    Go Frogs!
     
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  4. Used to see them in the grass where the old student center was in the 70s. Even saw one in a parking space near the fountain.

    Cool video with story.
     
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  5. Never seen one in person. Only in pics.
     
  6. there is (was) a horned frog entombed in the Throckmorton County Courthouse, he was one hungry rascal went the let him out,

    also there are 2 Martians buried in Aurora cemetery.
     
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  7. Actually, just one alien body, origin unknown, in a grave now unmarked because vandals stole the marker placed there by the city.
     
  8. Not Throckmorton. Eastland County Courthouse in the town of Eastland, about 80 miles west of Fort Worth. I stopped there about 3 years ago on a TCU trip to/from Midland. The horned frog's mummified remains are still preserved in a little display window at the courthouse. His name was Old Rip.

    When TCU dedicated the below sculpture outside of Reed Hall several years ago...

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    ...the student body voted to name it Old Rip, after the famous Eastland County horned frog.

    Yeah, one of those Martians was named Old Rip and his mummified remains are displayed at...

    Kidding. I have no first-hand knowledge of the Martians buried at Aurora.
     
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  9. Used to catch them at the Blue Raider athletic fields on Altamesa when I played sports there in 70's & 80's. They were all over the place and would shoot blood at you. Never contemplated they would virtually disappear in my lifetime.
     
  10. #10 Deep Purple, Jul 29, 2017
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    You caught Martians off Alta Mese Blvd? And they shot blood at you? Was it green, toxic, and acidic, like in Alien?

    Seriously, there's no part of Texas where, up until the 70s and 80s, you couldn't easily find and catch horned frogs almost anywhere. During the 60's and 70s as a boy, teen, and young adult, I used to catch them down in Houston, now the 4th largest city in the US. When I first moved to Fort Worth in 1978, I caught one in rock garden right outside my doctor's office.

    Imported Brazilian fire ants have decimated the harvester ant colonies that were once so prolific in Texas, and which horned frogs thrived on.
     
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  11. I'm pretty sure I saw one outside Clark freshmen year 2002. Didn't realize how little they were up to that point
     
  12. Yeah, the Clark RA's caught one in a flower bed right next to the main crosswalk on University. They kept it in a shoebox on move-in day to show the incoming freshmen. End of day, they took it back to where they'd caught it and let it go.
     
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  13. scheiss fire ants.
     
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