Rough Green Snake
Opheodrys aestivus

Size:  1 1/2 - 3 ft
Distribution
Eastern 2/3 of state.  The rough green snake is a harmless slender vine snake which feeds primarily on insects. Their slender build, bright green coloration, and arboreal habits makes this snake a master of disguise, blending in perfectly with surrounding vegetation. They prefer to rest in low shrubs and vines, especially greenbriers, rose bushes, and blackberry thickets, where their prey abounds. A gentle snake, they are easy to handle and rarely, if ever, bite.