An unexpected guest stopped by my office today:
I was a little surprised to look down and see this young garter snake just outside my door! Then again, the recent warm weather seems to have awakened much of the local flora and fauna.
I think this is a juvenile Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris).
For an earlier post about them, review the "Fork in the road" post from 9 April 2013.