Observed basking in sunlit patch of the greenbelt trail
DOR adult, dessicated but verified that dorsal scales were keeled for species ID. Between rural pastureland and brushy woodland on narrow paved Swan Point Road.
I found this young green rough snake on the sidewalk when I was walking today pick him up and to showed some kids and grown ups here at the park that this little guy was harmless, one kid said it looks like a toy rubber snake? LOL
Rough Green Snake (Opheodrys aestivus)
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.