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Rough Green Snake

Opheodrys aestivus

Description:

A long, slender snake that has a bright green back and a smooth, cream belly. These snakes have very long tails that aid in their arboreal life style. This guy was quite rambunctious, and I tried to get him to bite me since he kept opening his mouth like that, but I couldn't get him to, they are very sweet snakes.

Habitat:

Found in a Common Buttonbush at a ponds edge at night, they are easy to find in the right habitat with a spotlight; the belly shines back at you. The last photo shows him climbing a tree when I released him.

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23 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks Aaron :) He looks pretty real to me too since he's in a different position is every photo. And others seem to think so too since I won one of the categories at a photo contest with this photo ;)

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

This photo is so awesome that it almost doesn't seem real but I know that it is. ;-) Great find, especially with their incredible camouflage.

paulm7714
paulm7714 7 years ago

Did you actually take this picture? It doesn't look real.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Great photos! Snakes are fascinating to watch.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

cute!!!!!

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 7 years ago

beautiful, great photo, great series

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Ah! lol ;-)

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks Jamie, Juan, and Fyn! And Fyn, I wanted him to bite me just so I could say I've been bitten by a rough green haha, they are so docile and rarely bite ;)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Great shots! Why were you trying to get him to bite you?

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Nice catch!

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

i have some as pets they are amazing its great to see such a healthy population in the wild!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks Adarsha, Karen, and Rieko, they are such sweet snakes!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

What a big mouth!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Awesome Ashley! My favorite little snake!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Excellent shots :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks ceejay, Jared, Mona, Conor, Telse, Bo, and Debbie! This guy was cooperative and so much fun to photograph :)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Amazing photo Ashley!

lovely snakes these! nice photos love them!

Telse
Telse 7 years ago

Excellent Ashley!

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

Great spot Ash!

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 7 years ago

Very nice series! :-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Great shot !!

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 7 years ago

great shot!

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2013
Submitted on Jul 12, 2013

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