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Gila Monster

The Gila Monster is the only venomous lizard in the United States and only one of  two venomous lizards in the world (The Mexican Beaded Lizard is the other). The Gila was the first venomous animal protected in the United States (1952). A very thick bodied animal that is  usually pink-orange in color with a black banding or reticulated pattern.

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