Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)…

On average, I typically see less than one Gila Monster per year, most likely due to their reclusive proclivity, reportedly appearing only to breed, feed and bask in the sun.

This season, I’ve already seen two, the second and the one kind enough to pose for our photo gallery, captured on camera in the Turkey Creek Wilderness bordering the Rincon Mountain Range, may have been the largest I’ve seen, approximately 30 – 40cm in length.

Gila Monster
Gila Monster
Gila Monster
Gila Monster

Did you know that a group of lizards is called a “lounge”? If you’re interested in learning more about these amazing reptiles, please visit the following links below…

http://www.desertmuseum.org/books/nhsd_gila.php

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/gila-monster/

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Gilamonster.cfm

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I am not at all affiliated with the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, National Geographic or the Smithsonian!

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