This toothless, docile creature can survive 80 or more years in this inhospitable land.
These rounded reptiles are commonly called horny toads. In Tohono O'odham, a horned lizard is a tumamoc.
Their beautiful beaded bodies are bright pink and black. Too bad they are venomous.
Western diamondback rattlesnake
Its name alone sounds dangerous. Even though rattlers live in the desert, the suburbs and even downtown, they do their best to avoid people.
These top-knotted birds display their family values by, seemingly, always traveling in packs.
- Selected by Bobbie Jo Buel