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From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [firstname.lastname@example.org] on
behalf of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 2:15 PM
Subject: June WildSide: Where did the horny toad go?
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Dear Wildlife Enthusiast,
My family is always fascinated by the adventures I get to take for work. In my
family's eyes, I am playing in nature, and just so happen to write about it too. In
my eyes, I am working - following the research biologists conduct so I can tell
you all about it (however, it is quite fun if I do say so myself).
I recently told my mother and grandmother that I was headed to western
Oklahoma to look for horny toads, they were ecstatic. My ears were flooded
with stories of seeing them in the garden at their home in Norman as my
mother was a child. Yes, I know what a Texas horned lizard is, but unlike them,
I cannot recall seeing any outside when I was little. My siblings, cousins and I
were always outside together in the summertime. We would walk to the
neighborhood pond to fish, catch bullfrogs and turtles in the neighborhood
creeks and ride bikes through the woods, but never do we recall seeing horny
Read the articles below and see why my generation's encounter with horny
toads may vary from my mother's generation, and also learn about what one
Oklahoma City resident is doing to bring this decline to light.
As always, share your summer wildlife fun with the Wildlife Department on our
Facebook and Twitter. Read below to learn how your photos can be featured in
the next issue of The WildSide.