|Photos by Mark Hengesbaugh 8/25/2014|
We saw a Gila Monster today, and the light was good enough to really bring out the texture of its unique skin. Here’s what the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum says: “… The family name Helodermatidae means ‘warty skin,’ referring to the beaded look of the dorsal scales due to the presence of osteoderms (small bones) under the scales. …”
And a bonus love story here!