The Gila monster is a large,` venomous lizard. It is a slow moving creature, that was named for the Gila river basin. The Gila monster is a meat eater, it is nocturnal witch means hes active during the night. the Gila monster hibernates in a burrow during the winter. The Gila monster can go for months with out food. The Gila monster lives in deserts throughout the U.S.A. and mexico.The Gila monster is a carnivore ( meat eater). It eats small mammals such as rats,mice birds, lizards, frogs, and eggs. The Gila monster averages 18 to 22 inches long and weighs about 3 pounds. The female Gila monster digs a hole in the ground to lay her eggs, the mother lays 3 to 15 eggs and covers them up with sand. The Hatchlings are 3.5 to 4.5 inches long.