This guy enjoyed some beach time with me today.
Cute garter snake! It is a garter snake, isn’t it? It looks like it from this angle. can you tell what species/subspecies? looks like either some sort of aquatic, butler’s, northwest, or common garter. or maybe even a ribbon snake.
To me it looks like a ribbon snake
They are closely related, but ribbon snakes don’t have the checkered pattern, and are much smaller.