17 July 2017

Don't worry, you can outrun this guy...

Gila monsters are dangerous lizards with a nasty venom. They have sharp, serrated teeth and they gnaw away on their victim as they inject their poisonous venom. But no worries... their top speed is 1.5 miles an hour so you can make a safe getaway! Here are some additional fun facts from the Smithsonian about this beautiful but dangerous lizard. For instance, did you know that they can consume their calorie needs for a year with just a few meals?
Photo courtesy of Sue Dodson.