I found this garter snake under a piece of wet cardboard when I was cleaning up outside this morning! We were both super surprised to see each other - the snake was really nervous and I suppose that's because they are one of the most harmless snakes you can possibly run into...it still can bite but it won't be one wrought with venom. This one just stuck it's tongue out at me a few times before quickly slithering off into the tall grass.
Now here's a fun fact that I actually guessed before I found the answer - the word garter was chosen to describe the snake because someone (I bet a man) along the way thought the two long stripes up the snakes skin resembled the women's article of clothing that kept her stockings up, or nowadays accents some saucy lingerie. Pretty awesome.