Length 2 ft
As the name implies, this snake is a beautiful grass green. The underbody
is a yellowish cream color. Green snakes have been found in a variety of
places, including blackberry bushes, grapevines, shrubs, roadside ditches,
open grassy meadows, and marshy grass. Because they are small and secretive,
blend in well with their surroundings, and are comparatively rare throughout
their range, green snakes are only occasionally encountered.
Insects--particularly crickets, grasshoppers, butterflies, small caterpillars,
and ants--plus spiders make up the bulk of their diet. Except for struggling
violently when handled, even after being in captivity for some time, the
green snakes are gentle and never bite. Unfortunately, they often cannot
be induced to eat in captivity and therefore do not make hardy captives.