NC Snake Pictures / Rough Green Snake

Opheodrys aestivus

Nonvenomous; 22-36 inches (559 to 914 mm); common.
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Distribution key: blue=where snake is found


The rough green snake is a slender green snake found in forested areas throughout North Carolina except the higher elevations. This graceful, mild-tempered tree-dwelling snake sometimes is seen on the ground in search of grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars, and spiders.

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