I went for a mountain bike ride this afternoon to the Marin Headlands. It must be warming up, as while riding I saw 4 snakes. They have come out of hibernation and are now out hunting.
2 were garter snakes (one shown in the photo on top) and 2 were gopher snakes (the lower picture).
Actually I saw 5 snakes. The 5th snake was in the talons of a flying hawk.