“Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.” -- Igor Stravinsky
You got all sorts of critters around. Some people hate that, I don't.
Oddly enough, I saw my second snake of the year about 20 minutes later!
It looks like a northern brown, but I can't be sure.
Ah, I got it. It's an Eastern Garter Snake. Wow, your garter snakes look nothing like the ones we have in Ohio.