This evening we had an unexpected guest appear on the deck just as we were finishing up dinner. This fat little garter snake had quite obviously just enjoyed a meal of it's own. When he saw us, he startled and attempted to squeeze through the spaces in the deck to escape. However his belly was just too fat. :) He went from space to space...slipping head first into the crack only to find himself stuck.
We all found it very amusing, as the poor snake tried desperately to squeeze through the space. He eventually gave up and disappeared into the grass. It was simple entertainment for the evening, way better than anything you'll find on television. :)