Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis) - Ohio Herp Atlas

Smooth Greensnake Opheodrys vernalis

This dainty little snake is found in southwest, central, and northeast Ohio. It has smooth scales. It is also more terrestrial than its cousin the Rough Greensnake. However, it does not hesitate to climb small shrubs, where it handles itself remarkably well. The Smooth Greensnake is very rare in southwest Ohio, and is only commonly encountered in the largest prairie remnants of the state. LENGTH: 10”–20”

Text courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife:

Distribution Map
Distribution of the Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis)
Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis)