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Old 05-20-17, 05:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gila Monster

I love this wee guy, he's in shed again, but such wee character

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Old 05-20-17, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you feed that little beady fella?
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They are amazing looking lizards, probably the closest thing to a hot I would ever even remotely consider owning. In my dim brain it's a lot harder for a terrestrial lizard to bite you then a snake that can strike at all angles up high at high speed.
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They are amazing looking lizards, probably the closest thing to a hot I would ever even remotely consider owning. In my dim brain it's a lot harder for a terrestrial lizard to bite you then a snake that can strike at all angles up high at high speed.
Have you seen the speed and angle at which a Gila can have you?!

Agree though. Awesome creature.
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Have you seen the speed and angle at which a Gila can have you?!

Agree though. Awesome creature.
No, but I did say in my dim mind. Seems less dangerous then a hot snake. I still wouldn't keep a hot because in the even you need to get really hands on then risk is high.
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Old 05-20-17, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What do you feed that little beady fella?
He gets eggs and rodents mostly mate

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They are amazing looking lizards, probably the closest thing to a hot I would ever even remotely consider owning. In my dim brain it's a lot harder for a terrestrial lizard to bite you then a snake that can strike at all angles up high at high speed.
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Have you seen the speed and angle at which a Gila can have you?!

Agree though. Awesome creature.
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No, but I did say in my dim mind. Seems less dangerous then a hot snake. I still wouldn't keep a hot because in the even you need to get really hands on then risk is high.
I have to agree with you both here. While these lizards can move fast and bite at some weird angles and they're definitely not to be messed with, personally I would rather deal with one of these guys than a snake jmo
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Cute little guy My bf just recently picked up a 6-7 inch baby.... that thing is full of piss and vinegar lol. I would say they definitely make me a lot less nervous than a venomous snake but they've got some pretty big teeth (and venom of course )

Have you ever caught a whiff of the venom, Dave? Our little guy bit a paper towel and its an interesting smell....very chemical smell
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Cute little guy My bf just recently picked up a 6-7 inch baby.... that thing is full of piss and vinegar lol. I would say they definitely make me a lot less nervous than a venomous snake but they've got some pretty big teeth (and venom of course )

Have you ever caught a whiff of the venom, Dave? Our little guy bit a paper towel and its an interesting smell....very chemical smell
Yip this wee dude is the same, not to be messed with. And I can't say I've smelt the venom, the only thing he's ever got hold of is rodents, and when he gets the hold of them your not getting them back
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I saw a wild one in Nevada. I was with a local and apperntly this thing hangs out in the exact same hole on this huge rock everyday. A bunch of atv tourists came by to take a look and one of them decided to start throwing little pebbles at it. The fat guy lept out of his hole so fast and chased the dummy a good 50-60 meters. Too bad he didn't get a little nip in.
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I saw a wild one in Nevada. I was with a local and apperntly this thing hangs out in the exact same hole on this huge rock everyday. A bunch of atv tourists came by to take a look and one of them decided to start throwing little pebbles at it. The fat guy lept out of his hole so fast and chased the dummy a good 50-60 meters. Too bad he didn't get a little nip in.
I'd would have paid good money to see that
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