Up north they'd say the robin has that honor. Here it's the first SNAKE SIGHTING. And it's just been reported from just over the border of the S.O.-landlocked Preserve, which is at the gate at the end of Overlook Pass (for those westenders.)
There are good ones and bad ones they tell me. As far as I am concerned, I don't even trust HOSES. I CAN promise you that when you spot your snake, it'll blend in really well - amazingly well, unless you are driving forward and backward over it on the road. If you do this, just rest assured that cleanup is crow and vulture job 1.
So tell your kiddies, give your dog a talking to, and watch those thresholds where the slithery reptile will stretch out and pretend like it belongs there. Look before you reach into something, and stay alert.
The same precautions apply to members of congress.