This beauty shows up every once in a while during warm weather months. Living up to its common name: Western Smooth Green Snake, it's always a pleasure to see sunning its smooth green length or gliding smoothly through grass or leaf beds. This one is ~1 ft long.
There's another species of green snake I haven't spotted around here yet. The Northern Green Rat Snake is just as beautiful but can be a lot larger. I hope they are living here. Anything that eats rats is always welcome.