Found in 2002
In the middle of a trail. My dog stepped right over it without noticing.
Technically an observation of a friend. She found it during a morning walk through the park, brought it to school since some of us have never seen one, and then I took some pics while releasing it back for her.
Blue-green snake, smushed at the entrance.
Rough Green Snake observed at Snake Road at Larue Pine Hills in Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.
Neonate Rough Green Snake observed at Snake Road at Larue Pine Hills in Shawnee national Forest in southern Illinois
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.