Gila Monster – Is It Actually a Monster?

Dear Sara,

Is a Gila monster actually a monster?

– Best wishes,

Dear Tina –

Gila Monster, reptiles, poisonous lizards

No, a Gila monster is a large, venomous lizard native to thesouthwestern United
Statesand northwestern Mexico.There is only one other venomous lizard in North
America,the Mexican beaded lizard. Despite being poisonous, Gila monsters are
fairlyslow-moving and don’t represent much danger to human beings, unless a
humanbeing deliberately provokes one of the lizards.

-Sara Bellum

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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.