Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Name that Critter

The cats dragged this poor guy up to the patio.   He died of his injuries a while later.   I was sad because these are lovely snakes - calm, companionable and usually found hanging out in trees.

He was about 3 feet long, uniformly green with a lighter whitish belly.

Answer below the fold...
Answer:  Rough green snake.   [Opheodrys aestivus].    They like to eat grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars and spiders.   Useful to have around.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen one around our house...I only seem to see snakes once they get large enough to keep me at a respectable distance. :} I love snakes though.


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