The horned lizard is the name of 14 species of lizards in North America. They are often called horned toads because their body is a flattened, toad like shape. The horned lizard grows to be two and one half to six and one half inches. Their bodies are covered in sharp spines. When they are attacked, the eyes sometimes shoot streams of blood that are small from their eyes. This ability helps them warn enemies. Horned lizards live in deserts or dry regions in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The Horned lizard moves slowly and feeds on insects, especially ants. Most species lay eggs and in a few species, the young are born living.