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Smooth Green Snake

Opheodrys vernalis

Couleuvre verte


  • They are found in moist grassy areas.

  • They are the only snakes in eastern North America that are entirely bright green on their upper surface.

  • The belly is white to pale yellow.

  • They are 30-66 cm long.

  • The newly hatched babies are 8-16 cm long.

  • They are harmless, non-venomous snakes.

  • They eat mainly insects.

  • Their numbers are declining due to habitat destruction and pesticide use.

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Photo Credit: Zoo Ecomuseum

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