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Rough green snake

Opheodrys aestivus


Very long slender nonvenomous snake with a mild temperament. Bright pea green above and yellow below. Weaves through branches, weeds or bike frames and swims well. Feeds on grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars and spiders.


Bushes, trees and vines near water.


I leaned my bike against this small air boat shelter and went inside to eat lunch. When I came out to get my bike, I found this beautiful green snake weaving its way through the spokes of my tire and bike frame. It might have been hunting the large spider down near my pedal. I watched the snake for quite awhile and it showed no concern even when I lifted its tail and slowly encouraged it to move off my bike. This is probably the Florida rough green snake based on the fact that I found it in central Florida.

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Karen Hileman
Karen Hileman 10 years ago

Sí, gracias estoy de acuerdo. Me gusta esta serpiente, harsuame.

harsuame 10 years ago

Grandiosa muy bello color de escamas !!

Karen Hileman
Spotted by
Karen Hileman

Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012

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