Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)
AOR male on Stonegate North nr. Boerne, TX. Not collected. GTS 1546.
Found on elm lake trail at Brazos Bend State Park
Image 2 close up of keeled scales
Found on a walking trail in a public park. It looked like he was run over by a bicycle, then was feasted on by ants.
Road killed egg bearing female : (
I kept him long enough to show some kids and released him yesterday.
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.