Herc, the Gila
Herc, or Hercules, is a Gila monster in our visitors center that we use for public presentations. Without a Certificate of Registration (COR) issued by the State of Utah, it is illegal to collect or posses a wild Gila monster. Red Cliffs Desert Reserve has a COR to keep Herc and use him for educational purposes. For more information on Gila Monsters please visit our wildlife pages here.
If you are lucky enough to see a Gila monster in the wild, please let us know. They are extremely rare, so your sightings are really important to us. Here is an observation form you can easily fill out in just a few minutes and submit back to us or the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.