Arizona Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes
Apr
19th
2010

Stop! Gila Monster!

I’ve heard that yelled a total of 5 times in my life, twice to myself, by myself. In 2009 I found 4 gila monsters, and all were hard to photograph. These guys are protected, and you can’t bother them in any way. You pretty much have to get your ass out of the car and snap away what you can before it disappears to wherever it’s going, so obviously this can be a little tough. Luckily, at least they’re slug-slow. I managed to get a couple before he took off for good over an embankment.

Gila Monster
Gila Monster
There goes Tokyo.
There goes Tokyo.


 

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2 Responses to “Stop! Gila Monster!”

  1. Jill says:

    awesome! I have seen one, about 7 years ago (no photos though). He was surprisingly low key and I was able to get fairly close. Really cool to see. Glad you were able to get a few shots off, good stuff!

  2. Bryan says:

    Thanks for looking! They really are cool animals. The way they carry themselves just feels so, um, ancient. They’re one of a kind and they seem to know it.

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