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Common Kingsnake

The common kingsnake is a large type of snake, native to the United States of America. It can prey on venomous snakes because their venom doesn’t not affect this snake.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Serpentes
Family Colubridae
Genus Lampropeltis
Scientific Name Lampropeltis getula

Other Names Eastern kingsnake, chain kingsnake, common kingsnake
Size 6-7 ft (183-213 cm)
Color Black body with chain like patterns all over the body
Distribution Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, California, Kansas, southern Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, South Carolina, southern Oregon, New York, New Jersey, southern Utah, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Gran Canaria, and Canary Islands
Habitat Desert, swamps, streams, canals, low mountains, oak woodland, grassland, chaparral and any other open areas
  • L. g. californiae
  • L. g. floridana
  • L. g. getula
  • L. g. holbrooki
  • L. g. nigra
  • L. g. nigrita
  • L. g. splendid
  • L. g. meansi
Diet Lizards, turtle eggs, small mammals, and venomous snakes
Predator Roadrunners, hawks, raccoons, badgers and other snakes
Venom Fact Non-venomous
Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
Clutch Size 12-24 eggs
Average Lifespan In the Wild: Not Sure,
In the Captivity: Around 25 days
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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Published on June 13th 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th September 2019.

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