Animal of the day – 12/13/2010 – The Gila Monster

Gila Monster

The animal of the day is the Gila Monster. (Did you know: They can grow up to 2 feet long! They are one of two poisonus lizards in the Americas, [the beaded lizard is the other] with the only other posionus lizard on the planet is the Komodo Dragon.

Gila Monsters are protected by Nevada and Arizona state law, but are still frequently killed by hikers and home-owners.

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