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The amazing, beautifully colored, Gila Monster is only one of two, known, venomous lizards in the world.  Image by Florence McGinn, taken near Cactus Forest North Trailhead in Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ.  See slideshow with more Arizona wildlife at http://www.examiner.com/article/go-photograph-at-arizona-sonora-desert-museum

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Banded Gila Monster

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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. 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.

Gila Monsters! One of the few venomous lizards seen often at Tanque Verde Ranch http://tanqueverderanch.com/

The Gila Monster is a slow-moving poisonous lizard of the American Southwest. Best left alone wherever found, the Gila Monster is sought after by black-market traders and sometimes are smuggled across state and national line for sale.

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.

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