kingsnake eating garter snake

kingsnake eating garter snake

kingsnake eating garter snake

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A California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) observed eating a Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) at a pond in Napa County, California. When I first arrived at the pond (around noon), the kingsnake had just swallowed the garter snake's head. About 90 minutes later it had completed its meal.

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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