The African Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is a non-venomous snake, known as a colubrid.
It is arboreal, living in trees, so that it is camouflaged in the leaves.
The African Green Snake measures about 120 centimetres (47 inches) long.
Its eyes are large and round. It uses its tongue, by flicking it in and out of its mouth, to “smell” and find its food.
It eats mice and small animals, including lizards and chameleons.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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