The record-setting low temperatures and extended durations of freezing weather that hit this past winter left some concerned about the status of the Texas horned lizards released in October, but they were resilient, safely hibernating beneath layers of sand and soil. All 19 lizards tagged from the fall release survived the winter. With the introduction of spring and warmer weather, the lizards are now awake and resuming post-dormant activities. Three adult lizards ranging from 2 to 3 years old were also found and traced back to previous releases. It is hoped these adult lizards will encounter each other and mate. The lizards will continue to be tracked and monitored throughout the season using harmonic radar and radio telemetry.
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