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Green Snake Rough

Green Snake Rough
Species Name:
Opheodrys aestivus
Not venomous

Common Name:
Green Snake Rough

Species Name:
Opheodrys aestivus


KSNPC status is: Unlisted


This is an easy snake to identify because it is our only snake with a bright green colored body. Adults reach 2 to 3' in length.


Eats spiders, caterpillars, crickets, and other insects. Likes thickets and brush and can be found climbing around branches.

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