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By Greg
From Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 27, 2010
Me.
This is a picture of a snake :)
This is a picture of a snake :)


Everyone knows there are snakes all over Castlewood Canyon State Park.

This spring is no different.

(Taken this morning 50 + - yards north of the Phallic Boulder, trailside).

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By James Beissel
From Boulder, CO
Apr 27, 2010
Ghostride da whip!
And in other news...water is wet!

Just kidding, I do like your picture!

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By tenpins
Apr 27, 2010
Greg wrote:
Everyone knows there are snakes all over Castlewood Canyon State Park. This spring is no different. (Taken this morning 50 + - yards north of the Phallic Boulder, trailside).



excellent shot. That is a non-venomous snake.

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By Buff Johnson
Apr 27, 2010
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good eye

I'm guessing Corn Snake. They can look just like the Prairie.

That actually may have been a really good find for the area; too bad it wasn't more visible for documentation.

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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Apr 28, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
I couple years ago ran into a big-ass snake. We were at the Nine Lives boulder which sits above the mud-cliffs and about 20 ft below us this 5-6ft long snake was cruising through the grass/willows.

Thought it was a rattler at first but the head wasn't right. I believe it is the Corn Snake, but a big mother regardless.

Here is a pic I found from then:
Corn (?) Snake in Castlewood Canyon. big Mother - 5-6ft long.
Corn (?) Snake in Castlewood Canyon. big Mother - 5-6ft long.

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By Boodge Nomchompski
Apr 28, 2010
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Both look like gopher snakes to me, and are far more likely to be found there than a corn. Gopher snakes live in similar areas as rattlers, and try to look like rattlers with their striped tail ends...and they're bigger than corn snakes usually.

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By Buff Johnson
Apr 28, 2010
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I dunno, that first pic looks like it doesn't have the distinctive scale keeling.

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By Boodge Nomchompski
Apr 28, 2010
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But it doesn't look bright enough for a corn either....maybe it's a mamba.

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By Dick C. Normus
Apr 28, 2010
Trouser snake!

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By Buff Johnson
Apr 28, 2010
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I wonder if it's a Hanson Hogwaller; or is it Wallhugger?

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By tenpins
Apr 28, 2010
pit vipers dont have round pupils.

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By Buff Johnson
Apr 28, 2010
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Well, I dunno about that either; last time I took Hanson out his pupils were friggin big as marbles


or were they mine...


a-hole threw his plastic snake on the rope, funny TH, real f'n funny


that pic does look just like a mamba head, though; hey Greg, stick your hand in there and let us know what happens

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By Ryko
Apr 28, 2010
Now if it had put on a top hat and performed a song and dance routine, that would have been new.

I'll be honest overhung SDS problems at Castlewood scare the begeezus outta me. You don't know what else is cozying up to you in the recesses.

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