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A Gila Monster (Heloderma Suspectum)

Gila monster bite: venom, wound and effects

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The desert-dwelling Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is the only venomous lizard native to the US and also the largest. It looks similar to Mexican beaded lizards, but with a characteristic orange and black coloration. This lizard is especially known for its venomous bite which is said to cause extreme pain that lasts for hours, but it is not considered dangerous because it does not have a particularly aggressive disposition and… Read More »Gila monster bite: venom, wound and effects