Rough Green Snake

April 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

While hunting wildflowers along a wooded creek last week, I found this green guy slithering amongst some lower branches. The Rough Green Snake is one of our very few arboreal snakes. It was about 20" in length and smaller in diameter than my little finger. The green color is not justified by the photo, it was an amazing iridescent green. It's first reaction to me approaching was to stay still, a common defense where it thinks it is unseen. After snapping a few photos from a distance, I moved in to about 2'-3' and tried to get some true 1:1 macro images with the 180mm Macro lens. The snake didn't tolerate me getting close and slowly moved away and higher onto the branches. I got about 3-4 minutes with it and that was enough. I came away with some cool images and the snake didn't suffer any undue stress. More images are found in my Reptile & Amphibians gallery.

Rough Green SnakeRough Green Snake


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