Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project – We Need Poop!

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The Need for Poop

Chiron K9 is assisting the San Antonio Zoo’s Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project by training dog/s in field survey techniques to detect and alert to the presence of Texas Horned Lizard scat (poop), eggs, skin cast and lizards.

The aim is to provide a fast and efficient method of field surveys to increase accuracy of detection of the presence of Texas Horned Lizards. The canine teams will assist surveys by:

  • Searching areas and determining if there is an existing Texas Horned Lizard population
  • Searching areas to monitor released Texas horned Lizards ability to maintain population post release
  • To locate specimens for use in research/breeding programs

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The Texas Horned Lizard is the State Reptile, in one generation people have seen a reduction in sightings in communities. Take part in reversing the trend and lets do our part to get the lizards back into all parts of Texas.

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Please ensure you do the following:


  • Only collect Texas Horned Lizard Poop  – See photos video for examples
  • Do not touch samples – Use clean tweezers, plastic disposable gloves
  • Use glass jar – Must be cleaned prior to use
  • Store in fridge or freezer – Maintains freshness and preserves scent
  • Do not touch/disturb Lizards
  • Contact me once you have samples – Paul@Chiron-K9.com
  • This is voluntary

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