Every year, I find one "Coast" Garter Snake in my back yard. Here's this year's specimen.
(Geoprivacy set to private because I know you'll all be banging on my door to see a T. elegans. Yeah.)
Thamnophis elegans or the Western Terrestrial Garter Snake is a species of colubrid snake residing only in Southwestern Canada, and Western United States. Seven subspecies are currently recognized. Most snakes have a yellow, light orange, or white dorsal stripe, accompanied by two stripes on its side of the same color. Some varieties have red or black spots between the dorsal stripe and the side stripes. This snake often inhabits coniferous forests, and is relatively aquatic.