Eastern King Snake - (Lampropeltis Getula)

Common Name

Eastern King Snake

 

Scientific Name

Lampropeltis Getula

 

Characteristics

A docile snake with smooth scales and a single anal plate.

 

Habitat

 

Size

May attain a length of 6 feet.

 

Identifying Marks

The shiny black Eastern Kingsnake has a vivid yellow or white chain-like pattern along its back.

 

Diet

Other snakes (including venomous ones), frogs, lizards, and mammals.

 

Breeding

Up to 24 white eggs in loose soil.

 

Myths and Lore

 

Venom Effects

Non-Venomous

 

Pet Potential

Kingsnakes are a staple in the pet trade and often make great pets bear in mind the need for a larger habitat due to its size.

 

Additional Info

An uncommon species in West Virginia, Eastern Kingsnakes are found only in the valley of the South Branch of the Potomac River

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