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Green Snake: (Opheodrys
vernalis) This is the most tragic and heart breaking snake
story of all.
These beautiful little snakes were quite common all across the state not too
long ago. However, because of the massive use of pesticides in the last few
decades their numbers have been decimated! Adults only grow to about 15-20
inches long and they eat nothing but soft-bodied Insects. (Caterpillars,
Spiders, Crickets and small Grasshoppers are about the only thing they consume)
are still isolated colonies of these snakes still barely hanging on in scattered
areas where the poisonous vapors have not yet wiped them out. I've only seen
them in the glacial hills region of Pope County, but had to travel to the
prairie highlands of north eastern South Dakota to find a thriving population.
(And the locals there say they don't see nearly as many as they used to)
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