Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Gila Monster video

I was browsing through old pictures and videos today and came across this video of a Gila monster that I made on May 6, 2004. I was on the Massacre Grounds trail and the lizard was in the middle of the trail. It's the first of two Gila monsters that I've come across in the desert.

7 comments:

Tim said...

I've been hiking in AZ for about 15 years and of the only two times I have seen a gila monster one was at Massacre Grounds

Art said...

I hear that sightings are rare. They spend something like 95% of their life in their burrow. The other one I saw was crossing the road that goes out to the Roger's Trough trailhead.

flagmtnhkrs said...

That is cool. I saw one years ago crossing a road in Lake Havasu City, which is probably the extent of their range. I have never seen one out while hiking. I suppose living in Flagstaff now has a lot to do with that :-)

Skid Plate said...

Awesome!

Art said...

Here is my latest encounter with a Gila monster.

Atom said...

Awesome! I've never been fortunate to see one. I've only ever seen a handful of plain old monitor lizards.

julia said...

Kade and I were just talking about Gila monsters. I'll have to remember to show him this.