Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

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Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:36 pm

Gila (pronounced HEE-la) Monsters, though their venom is a neurotoxin as toxic as that of a coral snake, H. suspectum produces only small amounts. The Gila monster's bite is not fatal to healthy adult humans. ... The Gila monster can bite quickly (especially by swinging its head sideways) and hold on tenaciously and painfully.

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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Winton » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:15 pm

I actually enjoy this moviefrom 1959. Good story, good music, heros worth cheering on and lots of really low budget photography!

Attack of the Giant Gila Monster

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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by durangopipe » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:33 pm

I noticed the guy making the video of the Gila Monster was missing most of the middle finger on his left hand.
He must do this sort of thing often.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:00 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:33 pm
I noticed the guy making the video of the Gila Monster was missing most of the middle finger on his left hand.
He must do this sort of thing often.
Early on in the vid I heard him say: "You're actually not supposed to touch these things. I shouldn't have touched the last one." 8O
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Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:02 pm

Extracting venom from Gila Monsters. Just imagine how hard it would be to try to pry one of these things off you....

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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by gaining_age » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm

I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Goose55 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by JimVH » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

Banded
Image

Reticulate
Image

And another Reticulate w/ different coloring
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Gilas can be domesticated. Wild-caught (illegal btw) don't make for gentle pets, but they are fairly popular and can successfully be bred in captivity. I've seen them around here for $700 or so each.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Goose55 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:45 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

Banded
Image

Reticulate
Image

And another Reticulate w/ different coloring
Image
Gilas can be domesticated. Wild-caught (illegal btw) don't make for gentle pets, but they are fairly popular and can successfully be bred in captivity. I've seen them around here for $700 or so each.
Interesting business, and profitable, breeding Gila Monsters.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:55 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:45 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

Banded
Image

Reticulate
Image

And another Reticulate w/ different coloring
Image
Gilas can be domesticated. Wild-caught (illegal btw) don't make for gentle pets, but they are fairly popular and can successfully be bred in captivity. I've seen them around here for $700 or so each.
Interesting business, and profitable, breeding Gila Monsters.
What? Someone enjoys watching Gila Monsters breed?
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by durangopipe » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:58 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:45 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

Banded
Image

Reticulate
Image

And another Reticulate w/ different coloring
Image
Gilas can be domesticated. Wild-caught (illegal btw) don't make for gentle pets, but they are fairly popular and can successfully be bred in captivity. I've seen them around here for $700 or so each.
Interesting business, and profitable, breeding Gila Monsters.
What? Someone enjoys watching Gila Monsters breed?
Well, there went my appetite.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:08 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:58 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:45 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

Banded
Image

Reticulate
Image

And another Reticulate w/ different coloring
Image
Gilas can be domesticated. Wild-caught (illegal btw) don't make for gentle pets, but they are fairly popular and can successfully be bred in captivity. I've seen them around here for $700 or so each.
Interesting business, and profitable, breeding Gila Monsters.
What? Someone enjoys watching Gila Monsters breed?
Well, there went my appetite.
Sorry. I didn't think anybody would actually visualize it. Mea culpa.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Goose55 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:09 am

My cat would not at all like these creatures that are almost as large as she is. Albeit she is an indoor cat, so is shielded from them.
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Post by Del » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:06 am

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:58 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:45 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
I guess I should return mine back to the desert. It didn't take to the kids.
Right. This particular lizard I do not believe could be domesticated. And they are not small, either, up to 14 inches long.

Banded
Image

Reticulate
Image

And another Reticulate w/ different coloring
Image
Gilas can be domesticated. Wild-caught (illegal btw) don't make for gentle pets, but they are fairly popular and can successfully be bred in captivity. I've seen them around here for $700 or so each.
Interesting business, and profitable, breeding Gila Monsters.
What? Someone enjoys watching Gila Monsters breed?
Well, there went my appetite.
I'm sure you can find something more to your suiting on the internet.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Well, there are always the pictures of my wife on her clinic webpage . . .
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:02 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:09 am
My cat would not at all like these creatures that are almost as large as she is. Albeit she is an indoor cat, so is shielded from them.
How is she part of nature, then? She's a pedigreed inside cat. She's as natural as TNLP and a can of Pabst.
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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by gaining_age » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:44 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:02 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:09 am
My cat would not at all like these creatures that are almost as large as she is. Albeit she is an indoor cat, so is shielded from them.
How is she part of nature, then? She's a pedigreed inside cat. She's as natural as TNLP and a can of Pabst.
and a camel.

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Re: Sonoran Desert Nasties, Episode IV -- Gila Monster

Post by Goose55 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:02 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:09 am
My cat would not at all like these creatures that are almost as large as she is. Albeit she is an indoor cat, so is shielded from them.
How is she part of nature, then? She's a pedigreed inside cat. She's as natural as TNLP and a can of Pabst.
We can take the cat out of the wild, but not all of the wild out of the cat. We can see this as they gaze out the window, chattering at birds.
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