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Took a drive up in the Black Canyon area to check out the water levels and ran across one of these rare Monsters.
I have lived here in AZ since 1977 and have never seen one in the wild.

It was my big nugget for the day; I took a photo and let it mousy on down the hill.

Really cool to actually see one.


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Somehow I think gila monsters are pretty much territorial. I saw my first one about 15 years ago while out dirt biking east of Bartlett Lake. No more than a year later, I saw one in the Garfias Wash area just a little south of Castle Hot Springs Rd. Since then, over the years of riding in those areas I've either seen the same ones, or quite possibly their offspring. I don't think they move very far from a food or water source. Seems like every time I see one, they're pretty much in the same exact spots I saw them in the prior years.

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