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SMOOTH GREEN SNAKE

 

Picture of a smooth green snake

 

 

Area where smooth green snake is found in South Dakota

 

 

 

 

Characteristics:

* Small and slender

* Greenish upper body, head and tail uniformly green, with a whitish belly

* Smooth scales

* Nonvenomous

* Diet: Feeds primarily on insect

* Habitat: prefers moist, grassy areas in prairies and meadows

* Distribution: Black Hills, northern areas of the state - east of the Missouri River, and extreme southeastern South Dakota