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California Kingsnake

The California Kingsnake is a subspecies of the Common Kingsnake that lives in parts of the USA and N. Mexico. Because of its vibrant pigmentation and ease of care, this invertebrate is quite popular in the pet trade.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Lampropeltis
    Scientific Name L. getula
    Subspecies L. g. californiae


    Length 2.5–3.5 feet
    Color Combination morphs of black, white, chocolate, lavender and banana yellow
    Distribution Western United States and northern Mexico
    Habitat Woodland chaparral, grassland, deserts, marshes, and even suburbs
    Diet Rodents, other reptiles, birds, amphibians
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Time Spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Typically 5 to 12 eggs

    California Kingsnake Pictures Gallery

    Published on December 13th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 15th May 2019.

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