My son said this reminded him of "Vlad the Impaler" - but it's really a sculpture from the Chihuly exhibit at Meijer Garden a couple of years ago.
This is a photo from June of 2008 and was somehow marked "private" on the blog. I was walking on the mountain and this guy was laying in the middle of the trail. He let me get really close before he even twitched.
Here is an official photo from Californiaherps.com
- not very imaginative...