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Paul Newman plays Billy the Kid, who is in bed recuperating from some burns when his two friends come in laughing about how the whole town thinks Billy died in a fire. They pull out a box saying it's an offering to put on his grave - a little friend to keep him company - a horny toad. One guy picks it up and pulls it out of the box to show Billy and they all laugh and Billy pretends to be dead, then they put it back in the box. They're supposed to be somewhere in New Mexico, so it should be a Texas horned lizard, but they used a live Blainville's (Coast) Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma blainvillii, which makes sense since the filming was done in California.