Gila Monster facts: lizards with venom | Animal Fact Files

Gila monsters are the largest native lizards living in the United States. They're also known as some of the only lizards in the world who are venomous, but they don't use this venom for catching prey. Gila monsters are generally considered sluggish animals and may spend months without eating. This is because they're really good at storing energy! Gila monsters live in burrows going so far as to lay their eggs inside of them. Scientific Name: Heloderma suspectum Range: southwestern US and northwestern Mexico Size: 16.7 inches (425mm); 1.3 pounds (600g) Diet: vertebrate eggs and nestlings Lifespan: 20+ years You can learn more on: Twitter - Facebook - --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: AskaBiologist - Credits via Flickr: Eric Kilby - California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife - Tobias Nordhausen - Shaan Hurley - Credits via Wiki Users: Donteiser -; Charles Lehardy - Josh Olander - Other attributions: Diego Gtz - Matt Berger -;; Websites used for research collection: This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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