Horned Lizards of Our Nation’s Air Force by Jordan Nelson of KOSU

October 20, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

Did you know that the government owns 30% of the land in the United States?  Between seven or so different bureaus, that’s over 1 million square miles of forests, rivers, giant caved faces of dead presidents, nuclear waste sites, and military testing grounds and bases.

This week’s feature is about what some inhabitants of those federal lands are up to: Horned Lizards. Jordan Nelson of KOSU in Stillwater, Oklahoma heads to Tinker Air Force Base to learn how the military and biologists are living peacefully with what are commonly known as "Horny Toads." And within this podcast, there is an interview with Jordan about what he plans to do with his Journalism degree. His secret: multimedia is the future. Enjoy!

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Learn more about horned lizards! Some species can shoot blood out of their eyelids as a defense mechanism. Pretty sweet!