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Florida Kingsnake

The Florida kingsnake is a usually a constrictor, that feed on other venomous snakes like rattlesnakes and maintain the ecosystem. This non-aggressive snake is often kept as pets.

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

    Also Known as Chain king, chain snake
    Size 3.5-5 ft
    Color Black body with 20-66 yellow or orange cross bands
    Distribution Southern, northern, central Florida
    Habitat Subtropical area, swapms, sugarcane fields, pinelands, marshes, and, prairies
    Diet Frogs, lizards,birds, rodents,
    Hibernation Period Throughout the winter
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season February-May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch 3-30 eggs
    Incubation Period 8-11 weeks
    Reproductive Age 2-4 years
    Average Lifespan 10-15 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not listed

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    Published on December 22nd 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th December 2018.

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