Most people don't like reptiles because they think they are dangerous, slimy and scary. While some reptiles are dangerous when defending themselves, it is also important to remember that they are extremely important to our environment. They have a big role in the food chain and help keep the insect and rodent population under control. Without reptiles, insects and rodents would become a huge problem for everyone living in the southwest. 

American Crocodile

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Gila Monster

Arizona Alligator Lizard

To learn more about reptiles in the desert and around the world try visiting one of the sites below.

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