Found this little cutie today when I was spreading out old hay from last year. It was under the bottom most of the stack, which was about 4 bales high. It's tiny and sure looks like it's pretty fresh into the world. I disturbed it from it's winter snooze spot and so brought it in as I didn't want it to get stepped on or accidentally chopped when moving and scraping the ground where it wanted to sleep. I plan on taking it back out tomorrow after I clean up the hay area a bit and letting it slip under the good hay bale stack where it can snooze safely for the rest of winter. There are no slugs or worms out so I don't have the food it needs to stay in all winter. It's just a little garter snake so they are good for bugs and such in the garden. The big ones can get rid of small mice which is nice. I've seen worms bigger than this snake!