Gila monster! Saw a gila monster at (33.60627, -111.81415). Posted the picture to "Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin Overlook" http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1240. So this was a very good hike. Didn't push too hard because I was breaking in my new Hi-Tec hiking boots.
Decisionmaking and action should only be informed by, not subject to, healthy, reasonable concern. That being said, anything worth doing is worth doing to excess.