OK, this guy scared the daylights out of me. Well, startled the daylights out of me anyway. And I am pretty sure the feeling was mutual.
He didn't want to have his picture taken. I followed him around with the camera and he kept moving (spoiling my pictures!) making this one the best I could get.
This two-stripe gartersnake was long (over 3 feet) but harmless. At least to me. If I were a snail or a slug I'd be in trouble. Since I am not, this guy is welcome in my garden anytime!
Though if he'd announce himself, clear his throat or something so I'd know when he was there, I'd be appreciative.