The Deadly Temptation of the Oregon Trail Shortcut

In this article (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/oregon-trail-shortcuts), the statement that “There are also rattlesnakes, scorpions, and horned lizards to contend with” is (presumably unintentionally) humorous. Horned lizards (called “horny toads” by generations of schoolkids in this part of the country) are not just harmless, they’re popular pets!

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