This is a Battersby’s Green Snake. They are common around here and completely harmless. This poor snake, however, has the misfortune of being green, and therefore usually invokes a “Ahhh!!! Green Mamba!!!” from people who cross its path. This is usually followed by a complete pummeling. Of course we always follow the rule of thumb that any snake in Africa is assumed dangerous until proven harmless. We spent several hours making sure this one was actually a Battersby’s before picking it up.