Ok, so this isn’t exactly a sandworm, but isn’t it reminiscent? This giant snake hangs out in Kit Carson park, and although it looks like you used to be able to swing from his midsection, that’s no longer the case. I also wouldn’t recommend sitting on his tail as it looks like it’s starting to crack a bit. But at least this is one snake in the area that you can feel safe about approaching–there are rattlesnakes elsewhere in the park so look sharp!
Spotted off Casteneda Drive in Escondido, CA