Wow! What a trippy looking creature! Do they bite? We get the giant iguanas in our yard and I'm glad to say they do not bite.
yep, they do bite and are poisonous. You have to be careful when hiking and crawling over rocks...gilas are dangerous. They are a protected lizard here in Arizona.
Oooh! A monster! Is that outside your house? I would freak out if I walked out my door and saw that hanging out on my porch!
they are very slow moving...so you have plenty of time to move away from it.
Are you serious?! Argh! I liked the bunny better, no offense 'lil monster.*runs screaming*I think you could open an animal sanctuary in your yard.
These are such incredible creatures. It took me a while to get over their shock value when I was doing the research for the cuff...now I'm just amazed by Mother Nature. Thank you for linking to my take on this lizard.
Great post. Love the bracelet, how perfect!
That thing looks scary!!
That is so cool.
omgosh! was that thing in your house??? how freaky!
Wow how incredible that you got one of those on camera. The bracelet indeed captures the colors and patterns of the lizard perfectly. I love the pictures on your blog.
beautiful - and well done to the beader, very good job. Aren't gila monsters the ones with venmous saliva?
Just awesome! Both the Gila and the bracelet.I just get green anoles and 5 striped skinks, but they are good enough I guess. We have a lot of varieties of snake.
It's not the saliva that is venomous. However, the venom comes out of their lower teeth and they have to really hang onto you to get much venom out. The venom isn't as potent as a rattlesnake. But it's difficult to get them to let go, usually have to submerge them in water...and how much water do you find in a desert?
OMG I would have a heart attack if I found one of those in my yard ---or anywhere really,if it wasn't in a cage of some sort! Yikes!Smiles, Karen
How cool! You have the most beautiful monsters at your house--and SandFibers's bracelet is gorgeous!
Wow! That's quite the critter to wake up to! :)
I'd much rather wear one of Carol's gorgeous cuffs that look like the Gila Monster than meet up with one!
I love that! AW, you have a friend, how sweet :) That is an amazing representation in the bracelet too!
I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to critters like that I'm afraid...I guess we don't see them where I live (in Toronto) so it is shocking!From a 'design' point of view however... they are beautiful and obviously wonderful inspiration for that stunning bracelet!
That isn't your pet? Just kidding!! She did a very fine job on replicating the creature!!
its body color is so beautiful but it looks horrible because it is not pet.
Rose - was he by your front door???I've yet to see one, after 5 years in Arizona.
hi rose,thanks for leaving comment on my blog. those japanese tapes are not that sticky compare to masking tape you see here.you living amazing place!!yuko
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