Wednesday, June 10, 2015

GILA MONSTER: Coloring Page

Here is a coloring page of a hungry Gila monster coming out of its desert burrow. It is looking for nests containing eggs or small animals to eat. The Gila monster kills its prey with a venomous bite and is the only venomous lizard that lives in the United States. Its bright colors warn predators to stay away. A Gila monster can live without food for up to one year by living on fat stored in its tail.
Two desert bighorn sheep are climbing a rocky slope in the background in this scene from the Sonoran Desert.
Click HERE to download the coloring page.
You can find out more about plants and animals that live in the Sonoran Desert in the Southwestern United States in my book  A Day and Night in the Desert.

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