Roadrunners are quick enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes.
Roadrunners prefer walking or running and attain speeds up to 17 miles per hour.
Roadrunners are part of the cuckoo family!
The Roadrunner makes a series of 6 to 8,
low, dovelike coos dropping in pitch, as well as a clattering sound by rolling
Scorpions are thought of desert animals, but in fact they occur in many other habitats as well, including grasslands and savannahs, deciduous forests, mountain pine forests, rain forest and caves.
Desert Scorpion sometimes uses a stinger on the end of its tail to defend
itself. The stinger acts like a hypodermic needle, injecting a painful chemical
into the enemy. The enemy quickly learns not to tangle with a scorpion.
It is unlawful to touch, harm, harass or collect a wild Desert Tortoise.
The Gila Monster is named for the Gila River Basin of the southwestern United States. Most of the Gila Monster's teeth have two grooves that conduct the venom, a nerve toxin, from glands in the lower jaw. The toxin is not injected like that of the snake, but flows into the wound as the lizard chews on its victim. While the bite can overpower predators and prey, it is rarely fatal to humans.
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