Unfortunately this snake was dead. Approx 100 metres down the Cottonwood Trail, near the pavilion at LLELA.
Opheodrys is a genus of small to medium-sized colubrid snakes commonly referred to as green snakes. In North America the genus consists of two distinct species. As their common names imply, the Rough Green Snake has keeled dorsal scales, whereas the Smooth Green Snake has smooth dorsal scales.