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.

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All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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