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Beaded Lizards live in Guatemala; Mexico.
They are carnivorous; feeding on young birds, chicks and eggs, and small mammals.
Females lay between 2-20 eggs.
The Beaded Lizard lives 20 years.
About the Beaded Lizard
Beaded lizards are one of only two species of venomous lizard. They have special grooved teeth to release venom when they bite.
Beaded Lizards will hiss if they feel threatened. They may also use their venom to overpower potential predators such as humans, coyotes, and raptors.
These lizards are nocturnal. They hide in burrows during the day and are active at night.
Did you know?
Beaded lizards are one of only few venomous lizards in the world.