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Northern Rough Greensnake
Opheodrys aestivus






Solid green in color, this slender snake has a plain white or light yellow belly. As its name suggests, it has keeled, or rough, scales and the anal plate is divided.

Adults 20 - 40 inches (51 - 102 cm)

Crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, and caterpillars

Mates in spring and lays 3 - 12 smooth, elongated eggs

Shrubs, bushes, vines, or trees -  typically near water

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Its coloration provides camouflage among the plants that it frequents. An excellent climber and swimmer, the northern rough greensnake excels at evading predators.


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