Is a Gila monster actually a monster?
– Best wishes,
Dear Tina –
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.