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This was my lifer gila monster, and right up there with chameleons as being the coolest lizards I've seen. This is a juvenile that just hatched out this past spring. Being a juvenile, the colors are more vivid. The skin is beaded and banded black and pink. The tongue has a large fork on it, as seen in the 4th photo.
Found crossing the road in the morning at the base of the Chiricuahua mountains.