I want to hear the bite story!Nice little Monster!
Did I ever tell the tale of my Monster bite? Got me of all places on my left arm biceps muscle.
I believe that your area of AZ has more Helodermas than the lower zones that most people usually associate them with. Gila Monsters kinda go with Saguaros, WRONG! The corridor along I-10 from Benson-Wilcox-Bowie has always been loaded with them. Rather than the symbolic giant cactus forest, these lizards actually prefer the rolling grasslands with the occasional Spanish Dagger Yucca and the stunted Mesquite thickets. Way back in my infantile days I stopped for a pee on the Benson turnoff. I walked out to a Yucca and whilst squirting saw movement in the brush at it's base. It was a very PISSED off Gila Monster! After securing him into an old muslin gunny sack I decided to do a little reconnoiter. In a matter of an hour or so I found four of them. I believe they were searching for well hidden Quail nests or chicks. Anyway, I've seen plenty in other areas of AZ but if I ever have the need to secure a few with guaranteed success I always head for the I-10 corridor as described above.
Here's the deal hot rod. Early on after you showed up I posted a picture and made a comment about one of my old stomping grounds in S Cali in the 60's, Crescent Bay. I mentioned doing some diving with a Hawaiian sling around shit rock and the area in general. In response you spewed out nothing but a bunch of bullshit about how you did this and that and other nonsense about Crescent Bay that I knew for a fact was crap. In knew what you were saying was nothing but a bunch of over the top bullshit and when I called you out on it you had no response; for good reason. So every story you tell and no matter how entertaining, especially when I know the area, I know there's a lot of over the top just plain old bullshit mixed in, because Jim, that's just what you do. Hey, I just don't like bigoted blowhards and far as my white ass is concerned you can just..... I think my first Gila Monster encounter was in a Arroyo up by Bartlett in 58 and we just messed with it enough to get it to open it's mouth and then it just turned and went down into crevice. Never hunted them, but I did do a lot of rock hounding, bird and rabbit hunting or just hiking around with a canteen and a 22 or 4/10 in those day's. Every time I encountered one it was the same. Very docile and when approached they found a hiding place, and in no particular hurry. Not much. I did see a beaded Lizard on the East side of the Verde down by Beasley flat's. Have you even known them to be that far north? I was surprised.So Kenny, why are you such a jerk? Who is even interested in your input.
I can't recall any issue on this site that you ever respond to without your ignorant line of BS. The last time you were really of any ones interest was maybe ten years ago when you were flashing your naked skinny white ass fishing on some beach.