Last week, I was pulling straight some rubber matting that had folded over by the wind. A really good sized ribbon garter snake was camped out soaking up the heat between the black rubber. No doubt it was checking out the mouse tunnels under the rubber. Always glad to the see the snakes. I once had a baby garter crawl up the back side of a hive that had high weeds against the box. It had gone in the notch of the inner cover (I hate those notches) and was resting on top of the inner cover to which the bees had propolised shut with a ring of propolis around the hole.