I wasn't home. Too bad. I would have given him the tour.
He told my wife there used to be horned toads around, and desert tortoises. It's pretty hard to find them now even in the desert.
There's something about human activity- I think it's the cars- that is killing off the the desert reptiles.
Like thirty years-ago we had gone out to Palm Springs to catch desert iguanas. Our friend was all excited about catching them but we didn't see one. He kept saying that they were everywhere. But that was like 10 years earlier. We didn't see any.
So something about cars and people- not bulldozers and houses, because there is still a shit ton of open land- wiped out the iguanas. And the tortoises, and the horned toads.
And that's all I have to say about that.