I photographed this Rough Green Snake on June 2017 while it was crossing the asphalt section of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
How I Got The Shot – Rough Green Snake
I was driving the tour road (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge) when I spotted this snake trying to cross. I was able to stop my pickup and exit with my camera and get a few photos before it went into the brush.
I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/2500 of a second at f7.1 and the ISO at 800. I also had a -0.3 exposure value. White Balance on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.
Rough Green Snake Facts
- Grow to 22 to 32 inches in length. (Record is 45 inches)
- They feed mainly on insects such as crickets and grasshoppers, although snails, spiders and tiny frogs are also eaten. Most prey are grabbed and swallowed alive.
- Females lay 2 to 12 very elongated eggs. In June or July.
- In August and September, eggs hatch, yielding baby snakes that are 7 to 8 inches long.