I've never seen a snake like this! Sadly it was dead, there was mowing in the area and it looks like it got hit. The size is quite small-- the edge of a sneaker is in the picture for comparison. The color is really incredible!
thanks to Jeri @naturenut , my grandson got to meet a rough green snake
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.