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Common kingsnake

By MSA 2005 Map showing forests, swamps, coastal marshes, grasslands, deserts habitats in United States, northern Mexico


Taxonomy:

Class Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus and species: Lampropeltis getulus
The kingsnake is named for its ability to prey on other snakes—even venomous ones. Immune to snake venom, this constrictor squeezes its prey to death.


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