California kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula

California kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula

California kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula

Photographs of California kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula) observed in Napa County, California. The top photograph shows an adult snake observed hiding in a rock wall. The bottom two photos show a juvenile kingsnake found crawling around the edge of a pond one afternoon. Kingsnakes are a geographically widespread species that range across much of North America. While kingsnakes are generalist predators that eat prey including lizards, birds, and mammals, kingsnakes are best known for their ophiophagous habits.

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All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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