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Kingsnake Prairie

Kingsnake Prairie
Species Name:
Lampropeltis calligaster
Not venomous

Common Name:
Kingsnake Prairie

Species Name:
Lampropeltis calligaster


KSNPC status is: Unlisted


Coloration can be variable from solid grayish-brown to dark brown or light gray with blotches that can vary in color.


Eats rodents, frogs, birds, lizards, and snakes. Likes old fields and brushy spots. Often lives underground in loose soil or rodent burrows.

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