California King Snake

  • Scientific name: Lampropeitis getulus
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Colubridae
  • Genus: Lampropeitis
  • Species: L. getulus

Fun Facts

  • They are a real claim to fame due to their ability to kill and eat other snakes including venomous species like cottonmouths and rattle snakes.
  • Because of their natural immunity to pit-viper venom, the bite from a venomous snake has little effect on them.
  • Their diet consists of other snakes, mice, rats, and other small rodents.
  • California king snakes can grow up to 4 to 6 feet.
California King Snake