Mr. Garter Snake! (I am choosing his gender because I didn't take the time to properly sex him or her) He was cruising along when I first saw him and as I walked up, he froze. After snapping off a couple of pictures with my cell phone, I used a leg of my tripod to gently coax him off of the path because bikes haul ass through there and I didn't want him to get hurt. He scurried (do snakes scurry?) off into the high grass to live his happy snakey life.