Parrot Snake

Leptophis ahaetulla

The parrot snake is long and slender with a distinctive lime green color. Native to South America, this snake is arboreal and spends most of its days in the trees looking for prey such as frogs, grasshoppers and birds. It can be very aggressive and will display dummy strikes if threatened to ward off predators. Though the parrot snake is not venomous, it has up to 36 teeth that can inflict a painful bite.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 6 to 7 ft
venomousVenomous: Non-venomous
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Frogs, birds, lizards, insects and eggs