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Gila monster

Heloderma suspectum


Pinkish- orange beads on black, 1 ft/35 cm long, lizard.


Sonoran desert underbrush.

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1 Comment

drP 7 years ago

This is the largest lizard in the US, and the only venomous one (the beaded lizard, native to Mexico, is the only other venomous lizard in North America). I did a report on them in 4th grade. :)

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 3, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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