Moe vs. the Snake Skin (UPDATED)

Dsc07259....he was hanging out in the Sunflowers when I went to dump some stuff on the compost pile this afternoon.  As I am not an ace snake-identifier, I quickly scooped up both Moe and our Furry House Guest--both of whom have just enough misguided courage to do something stupid--and took them inside.  (I trusted Porter to be smarter, and she didn't prove me wrong.)

Then Sweet Husband and I came back outside to see what kind of beastie our little slithery invader was.  Turns out he was nothing exciting--just a big garter snake.  We chased him off because we didn't want the dogs to eat him, but I almost wish he could have stayed...I'm sure he was munching on things worse than himself.