Gila Monster: A vicious appearing reptile of the lizard family -- a native of the hot desert regions of the Southwest and Old Mexico. It is said to be very poisonous, but as it is very lazy and slow of movement, as well as non-aggressive, fatalities from its bite are seldom known. The brilliancy of its coloring is much like the hot sands and highly colored rocks of the desert. This early linen postcard is in very fine condition. See scans.