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Opheodrys aestivus, commonly known as the rough green snake, is a nonvenomous North American colubrid. It is sometimes called grass snake or green grass snake, but these names are more commonly applied to the smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis). The European colubrid called grass snake (Natrix natrix) is unrelated. The rough green snake is docile, often allowing close approach by humans, and seldom bites.
This little guy was the cutest snake I have seen here & also very docile & easy to handle. The only problem I had was getting a decent photo of him as he kept eye contact with me nearly the whole time & turned to face me every time I tried to get a different angle!
Lat: 35.69, Long: -87.22
Spotted on Mar 21, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012
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