While camping out in the desert this past week was fortunate to find the relatively rare Gila Monster. The Gila Monster is a 2’ long lizard that lives in the AZ deserts. They spend most of their time underground so it’s unusual to actually see one in the wild. I have lived in the desert for over 32 years and this is my first sighting. They are venomous but they move so slow that you would have to really try hard to get in trouble with one!