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Speckled Kingsnake

The Speckled Kingsnake is a subspecies of the kingsnake and is found in North America. This reptile is nonvenomous, and kills its prey by constriction.

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

    Other Names Black pepper snake
    Length Up to 48 inches (120 cm)
    Coloration Black with small yellow-white specks
    Distribution Across central to southern USA from southern Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico
    Habitat Swamps, rivers primarily, but are also found in dry woodlands and grassy fields
    Diet Mammals, birds, rodents, frogs, lizards and other snake
    Venom Fact Venomous Nonvenomous
    Clutch Size 3-21
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

    Speckled Kingsnake Pictures  Gallery

    Published on January 24th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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