The Prairie Kingsnakes do not bear poison but would secrete a foul-smelling musk if threatened. These are medium size serpents and are spread across a wide range in the United States.
|Scientific Name||L. calligaster|
|Color||Gray or light brown blotches in dark brown, dark grey, or rusty that run down the length of their bodies|
|Distribution||Midwestern and southeastern United States, from Nebraska to Virginia, Florida to Texas|
|Habitat||Open grassland close to some water source, with dry and loose at the edge of forest areas|
|Diet||Lizards, frogs and rarely other snakes|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Clutch Size||5 to 17 eggs|