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Opheodrys aestivus
Nonvenomous/Harmless Status Common in Katy and Cypress Texas Description/Identification A skinny snake that is uniformly green above with a white belly and yellowish coloration between the two.  This snake is usually arboreal and found in trees or bushes where it camouflages perfectly among the foliage.  Unless you are specifically looking for this snake the only time you will see one is probably if it crosses a sidewalk from one tree to another. Defense The first defense for this snake is to remain still to blend in with the surrounding foliage and avoid detection.  Sometimes they will move slightly to appear to be a leaf on a tree blowing in the wind.  Once grabbed this species almost always wriggles nonstop in an effort to escape while spray feces on whatever is restraining it.  Often this snake will gape with its mouth open and even make open mouth strikes without actually biting.  This snake does not bite and is completely harmless to humans.
(Rough Green Snake)