Gila Monster. When I was a kid in Arizona, I'd hunt gila monsters and watch them for hours.  I LOVE the desert.

When I was a kid in Arizona, I'd hunt gila monsters and watch them for hours. I LOVE the desert. One of only two venomious lizards in the world. the other is the Mexican beaded lizard.

libutron: “ Heloderma suspectum The Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum (Helodermatidae), is a species of lizard native to southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Heloderma suspectum is one of only two venomous lizard species in the world...

libutron: “ Heloderma suspectum The Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum (Helodermatidae), is a species of lizard native to southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Heloderma suspectum is one of only two venomous lizard species in the world.

Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) - LEANING AGAINST A SKULL PERHAPS?  In the desert of Judea I was born and raised.

The Gila Monster is found almost exclusively in AZ; they eat sporadically, maybe Venom is not fatal to humans or is it used to subdue prey; venom serves as a protective mechanism.

Gila Monster | by cameronrognan

Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.

Gila monster

When I was a kid in Arizona, I'd hunt gila monsters and watch them for hours. I LOVE the desert.

Gila monster / Heloderma suspectum | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Gila monster is a venomous lizard species found in the arid Southern USA and Mexico.

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.

Gila monster showing forked tongue. The Gila monster is the largest lizard in the United States (3), and one of the few species of venomous lizard in the world (4) (5). It has a stocky body with a large head and a short, fat tail (6). The skin consists of many round, bony scales, a feature that was common amongst the dinosaurs but is unusual in today's reptiles.

The Gila Monster showing forked tongue - the largest lizard in the US and one of the few species of venomous lizard in the world.

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