This is an aloe plant I saw in Dog Canyon, NM. It was enormous--at least 8 feet high! It was in one of the State parks we stayed in that had a lovely outdoor arboretum, displaying many of the local trees, shrubs, cacti and succulents seen in New Mexico. The gardens were complete with "Watch for snakes!" signs. Luckily, snakes were dormant when we were there, so there was little chance of running across one. We had a good laugh, however, about a "What to do when encountering wildlife" sign that said if we encountered a mountain lion, we should take off our backpack and bash him in the nose with it if it got too close, with the option of a stick or rock if there was no backpack available. It also said if spiders, scorpions, or snakes were spotted, to leave them alone, and "don't attempt to pick them up". Gee, really? Ya think????