Friday morning I woke up extra early so that I could get my hostas planted before work. I was reaching for my shovel when I saw this little guy just inches from my hand! I adore snakes and was so happy to see him. Usually the only time I see snakes in my yard are when the lawn mower guy accidentally runs one over while mowing. It was super cool to see an actual live snake!
I knew this was a garter snake and therefore not poisonous so I gave him a little pet on his back. He got a little worked up and that's when he started sticking out that cute little tongue. ;)
However he tolerated my attentions well and I eventually left him in peace. I hope my snake friend stays safe far away from the lawn mower!! :)