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Gila monster

Heloderma suspectum


My wife spotted this one first, our first Gila monster sighting (non-road kill) in 9 plus years of living in the desert. Ironically it was on the 25th anniversary of our first date! Yeah, we're freaks of nature, and proud of it.

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KarenL 12 years ago

Wow, great spot!
Welcome to the community dcwinston!

Aaron_G 12 years ago

And I'm sure there must be a story. Anytime someone sees a wild gila monster, there has to be some kind of fun story behind it. Once you get all the other info added that Neil mentioned, perhaps you can tell us how you came across this wonderful lizard. I like to add that kind of info in the Notes section. Thanks for sharing!

NeilDazet 12 years ago

Also, welcome to Project Noah, dcwinston. Here is a friendly tip for you: when adding a spotting, or editing an existing spotting, try to include the scientific name (gila monster = Heloderma suspectum) and maybe a reference link: Thanks!

NeilDazet 12 years ago

Neat spotting! The Gila Monster is one of two venomous species of lizard in North America. Although they are venomous, they are very rarely any threat to humans because they tend to be slow and lethargic.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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