“Pests of the West”

Films: Copperhead (2008)

Alias: El Serpienta Del Diablo

Type: Mystical

Location: Desert/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Up to that of a bus.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: There's a horde of killer snakes for every generation, apparently. Next thing you know, they'll be having snakes go up against pirates. But for the moment, it's cowboys.

History: Somewhere in the deserts of New Mexico, the locals spell doom to those unaware of El Serpienta Del Diablo, a massive copperhead snake with thousands of her spawn that attack human settlements when they feel like it. Now, it's a quiet little town filled with innocents, outlaws, and whatever western cliches they can fit.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: After all of the little snakes are killed by dynamite, El Serpienta Del Diablo shows up to settle the score. She ends up gunned down by both fireplace poker projectiles and a shotgun blast to the mouth. Her dead body falls right onto the sheriff.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-An army of snakes...most of which is brought down by conventional weaponry and awful CGI. A venomous snake heralding a bigger venomous snake is no joke, but at the very least, they could have used a higher budget.

Trivia: -Copperheads are a type of pit viper that usually avoids humans. However, they often freeze when they should go away, so it's often too late for a person to notice it before it delivers a horrible venomous bite.

-This film's main character, Wild Bill Longley, was an actual gunslinger from the 19th century, and by far, the most unpredictable and dangerous of them all. He was such a feared man that even years after his admittingly anticlimactic execution, some argued that he wasn't even dead. He was, but still.

Image Gallery

Uh, girl, you might want to focus on the demonic snake coming at us.
The Prehistoric Boa just can't catch a break.