Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Gila monster

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is one of the few venomous lizard species. It’s native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. 

It can reach up to 60 cm (2.0 ft) long. Gila monsters eats small birds, mammals, frogs, lizards and insects but it feeds primarily on bird and reptile eggs, in the wild it just eats from five to ten times a year.

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