I went out for a little walk about to see what had popped up or fallen down after Monday's storms and noticed that my fire poker plant had been decimated and that a very large garter snake was hanging out by the drain. Upon my return I discovered that it was the snake who'd messed up my plant and that I couldn't get back into the house without going within striking range of said snake. Ahem. You can see the snake in the middle photo. Not sure where he went after that. Possibly somewhere with a belly full of chipmunk.