We have met some new little creatures since moving to New Mexico. Today's was the cutest so far.
As far as I know this is a small horned lizard. He is only about 2 inches long and at first glance I thought he was a toad until I saw the tail. Anika found him in our garage.
This guy is not so cute.
black widow in our backyard
Eric found this one yesterday and I did some googling.
It's a red backed jumping spider. JUMPING?!
And of course the cockroaches.
This was in the garage and almost as big as the lizard.
I didn't stop to take pictures, but I have seen a scorpion and a couple of camel spiders as well. Got to love the southwest...