Yumi and I found a garter snake on the path along Marine Dr. in southeast Burnaby today. It was overcast and about 10C, so the poor snake was still in a semi-torpid state and could not muster much speed.
We were afraid it might get stepped on, or perhaps slither onto the road, so Yumi picked it up and moved it into a bushy area.
We observed it for awhile and it remained motionless, though it was aware we were still there. What a cutie!
Yumi took the following photo of it.