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. 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) - LEANING AGAINST A SKULL PERHAPS?  In the desert of Judea I was born and raised.

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

Sonoran Desert Network & Desert Research Learning Center: Our bullfrog exclusion fence around the Desert Research Learning Center tinaja is no match for a native Gila monster! This determined guy was probably drawn to the tasty insects (and perhaps the lowland leopard frog tadpoles) in and around the tinaja.

Sonoran Desert Network & Desert Research Learning Center: Our bullfrog exclusion fence around the Desert Research Learning Center tinaja is no match for a native Gila monster! This determined guy was probably drawn to the tasty insects (and perhaps the lowland leopard frog tadpoles) in and around the tinaja.

Gila Monster - there are 52 species of snakes, 49 species of lizards, 6 turtles and tortoises that have an Arizona zipcode

Gila Monster - there are 52 species of snakes, 49 species of lizards, 6 turtles and tortoises that have an Arizona zipcode

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