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Rough green snake

Opheodrys aestivus


The snake is bright green above and has a yellowish belly, affording it excellent camouflage in green vegetation. It has keeled dorsal scales. It grows up to 116 cm (45½ inches) in total length[2] and is very thin. The rough green snake ranges throughout the Southeastern United States, from Florida, north to New Jersey, Indiana, and west to Central Texas. The snake is commonly found in the Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain, but is not found in the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains. It is also found in northeastern Mexico, including the state of Tamaulipas and eastern Nuevo León.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:

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Rough Green Snake
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KarenL 9 years ago

How lovely!
I was lucky enough to have an encounter with one of these pretty & docile little snakes a while back!

Louisa 9 years ago

Thank you!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 2, 2012


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