State Listing: Special Concern
Commonly Confused Native Species:
Often Not Confused with other Species
Size: A small sized snake measuring 12 to 25 inches in length.
Color: Smooth green snakes are a brilliantly colored snake with
a bright green dorsum and yellow to white venter. The
chin is often yellow in color. Smooth unkeeled scales.
Behavior: Relies on its cryptic coloration to avoid detection, once
detected they rapidly flee seeking cover in nearby
vegetation. When handled they emit an unpleasant
smelling musk, but seldom bite. Non-venomous, bite is
Habitat: Prefers open canopy habitats, such as fields, meadows
and wetland edges.