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Smooth Green Snake

A member of the colubrid group, the North American Smooth Green Snake is a nonpoisonous snake that is small to medium by size. They are known for their attractive characteristic solid green coloration. They have three subspecies.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Opheodrys
    Scientific Name Opheodrys vernalis


    Other Names Grass Snake
    Length 14–20 in
    Color Green
    Distribution USA, Mexico, Canada
    Habitat Marshes, meadows, edges of streams, open woods
    Diet Spineless caterpillars, harvestmen, moths, ants, snails, insects, spiders, worms, slugs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season June to September
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4-6 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on December 31st 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 11th May 2019.

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