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Smooth Green Snake or Grass Snake

Opheodrys vernalis

Description:

Is a nonvenomous snake and it measures 36–51 cm as an adult .This smooth green snakes rely on an environment matching their green scales for camouflage to protect themselves from predators. If threatened, this snake will usually flee. They are docile snakes, seldom bite and usually allow humans to come close. If provoked, it can secrete a substance from its anal gland causing a foul smell. When handled by humans, it usually shows excited behavior and calms down after wrapping itself around a finger. Anyway I took this photo from a good distance, i did not try taking it in my hand . -At Tropical Rainforest ,Botanical Garden ,Singapore .

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5 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Nice photo. I see this North American snake was photographed at the "Tropical rainforest" Botanical Garden, Singapore. Was it in the open part or otherwise in a captive in some way, in some sort of enclosure where it could not escape to the environment?

Marlyn
Marlyn 9 years ago

Awesome pics love the bright colors !!!!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

nice one !

Veni
Veni 9 years ago

Thank you :)

Aj Unni
Aj Unni 9 years ago

Amazing picture..

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Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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