The Red-Spotted Toad
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The Chuckwalla Chuckwallas are large lizards with loose skin around the neck and shoulders. Mornings, before seeking food, they bask in the sun until their bodies reach temperatures of 100-105°F. Strictly herbivorous, it eats fruit, leaves, buds and flowers. When the chuckwalla senses danger, it scurries between rocks and lodges itself tightly in crevices by inflating itself.
The Gopher Rat-sized rodents with short, mostly hairless tails, minute eyes and ears, gophers weigh six to eight ounces and range in color from pale gray to russet to black. Their lips close behind their large front teeth, which lets them dig without getting a mouthful of soil. On each side of the mouth is an external, fur-lined storage pouch. Watch one digging on this video
The Tarantula The Goliath Tarantula, which inhabits South America, reaches a body length of 5 inches with a leg span of up to 12 inches.
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