Northern Rough Greensnake
Opheodrys aestivus aestivus
Photo of Northern Rough Greensnake courtesy of Linh Phu
Close-up Photo of Northern Rough Greensnake
courtesy of Scott A. Smith
Photo of Northern Rough Greensnake courtesy of Tony Prochaska
An arboreal species, it is found in association with shrubs and vines in riparian areas, particularly in areas with sandy soils. They also occur in hardwood and mixed pine-hardwood forests, old fields, suburban lawns, coastal shrub thickets and the wrack zone of barrier islands. Found primarily on the coastal plain.
A diurnal species, carefully look for them climbing in thick leafy woody vegetation along pond, river and lake shorelines. Gentle when handled and non-venomous.
Photo of Habitat for Northern Rough Greensnake
courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Primarily a Coastal Plain species but has been known to follow river valleys west of the Fall Line into Montgomery County.
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