Speckled Kingsnake


Scientific name : Lampropeltis getula holbrooki

Family : Colubridae

Native to : United States

Interesting fact : When threatened they shake their tails and expel foul-smelling musk.

Conservation status : Not Assessed

Living in swamps and rivers is the speckled kingsnake with its ‘salt and pepper’ look. They are covered in black scales and yellow white spots. Growing to 120 cm in length, they are non-venomous constrictors that squeeze their prey such as mammals, birds, rodents, lizards, frogs and other snakes. Their life span is 15 years.

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