I just scared a garter snake as I was walking outside to feed the turtles. It slithered quickly to an indented area near the base of the Live Oak tree, and unfortunately for it seemed to find itself trapped between me and the tree. I took advantage of this situation and grabbed my camera, of course:
It was about four feet long – pretty long for a garter snake. I got as close as I could without it freaking out, took a few shots, then promised to leave it alone.