Slender snake, bright green above and lighter below, at least 2.5' long. Observed on ground near A/C condensate collection bucket, moved quickly into underbrush and was gone before I could get a camera. Habitat is suburban Ashe juniper-oak savanna adjacent to intermittent stream headwaters.
We've observed several of these in this location over the last few days. First time I was able to get a picture.
Juvenile found in small shrub.
Seen on sidewalk outside of store in the Basin of Big Bend National Park.
The Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, are the largest recent order of reptiles, comprising all lizards and snakes. With over 9,000 species, it is the second-largest order of vertebrates after the perciform fish. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields. They also possess movable quadrate bones, making it possible to move the upper jaw relative to the braincase. This is particularly visible in snakes, which are able to...