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Western Smooth Green Snake
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Opheodrys vernalis blanchardi
Family Name:
Colubridae
Size:
Generally, the Western Smooth Green Snake grows to about a foot and half in length
Color:
Like the Eastern Smooth Green Snake, it is a bright grass green color, but has a white underside.
Diet:
The Western Smooth Green Snake diet includes spiders, earthworms and caterpillars though the list is by no means limited to these. Their favorite are grasshoppers.
Compatibility with Humans:
Relatively Non-Aggressive
Poisonious:
No
 
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Western Smooth Green Snake

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Western Smooth Green Snake Description
  The Western Smooth Green Snake was once extremely common on the prairies and grasslands of North America. It is fast disappearing because it is less able to adapt to the lawns and parks of the cities than its cousin, the Eastern Smooth Green Snake. The Western Smooth Green Snake is also known as the Green Grass Snake because it lives in grasses. The Western Smooth Green Snake hibernates during the winter months. In the summertime, it will lay its eggs. These snakes are docile and shy, and are very useful as pest control if you see them in your garden. They generally will not bite. It is important not to harm the Western Smooth Green Snake as they are greatly affected by loss of their native prairies. They have been listed as an endangered species since 1994. It is also recommended not to capture them, as they will not eat in captivity. The Western Smooth Green Snakes differ from their close cousins,the Eastern Smooth Green Snakes, in habitat and also in scale counts. Its body is long and slender, and has a "smiling" narrow-shaped mouth.  
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