Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota
Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis)
Smooth green snakes, also known as green grass snakes, are bright green with
a white chin and belly. Their long narrow mouths give them a smiling appearance.
They are gentle snakes and have not been known to bite or defend themselves
These snakes are seldom seen due to their camouflage which blends in with
their grassy habitat.
Smooth green snakes feed on grasshoppers, caterpillars, spiders, insects
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