Rough Green Snake- Opheodrys aestivus
Areas with dense vegetation surrounding water
West from Texas, to south Florida, to north New Jersey
The snake has a solid green back with a white or yellow belly. The scales are rough and are around 2 feet long as adults, but can grow up to 3 feet.
These snakes are efficient climbers and spend the majority of their day above ground. They are very gentle and rarely bite humans.
Personal Information We found this snake next to a small pond with turtles in it before going birding, It was on the walk way near some high vegetation.
Cooper, W. (2007) Elevated tongue-flicking rate to cricket surface chemicals by the arthropodivorous rough green snake Opheodrys aestivus. Amphibia-Reptilia
This article discusses the interactions between the rough green snake and the cricket.
Mitchell, and Johnson (2008) Opheodrys aestivus (rough green snake) Predation. Herpetological Review
This paper reviews general overview of the predation habits of the rough green snake.
Contributed by Joe Stupica- 2010