Opheodrys aestivus hanging out in the Dracaena
The rough green snake is so-called because it has keeled scales. The 'keel' is a small ridge which runs the length of each scale. I accidentally poured fish emulsion on this poor guy, which tipped me off to his presence. He was nearly invisible in the foliage ("that's an odd vine...oh!"). What a gorgeous little snake! (And I really am sorry for pouring stinky fish water on your tail.)
The keel is clearly visible in this photo
It was a rather warm, humid day with a high of 79 F. A good day for basking in the garden.