Black with a yellow spot in the center of most scales; chain-like
patterns can be apparent in young.
Open woodlands and grasslands, particularly wetter sites.
Typical adult length: 91-114 cm (36-45in); Maximum 50 inches
(Collins & Collins 1993).
Lizards, snakes, birds and small mammals, kills by constriction.
History: Kills by constriction. When disturbed snake may
vibrate tail. In hottest times of summer this snake will hunt
at night, otherwise it hunts during the day. Kingsnakes consume
a wide variety of prey, but they are most famous for eating
other snakes. They are immune to the poison of rattlesnakes
and will eat them. Kingsnakes are powerful constrictors and
can attack and kill snakes larger than themselves and sometimes
too large to eat (Hammerson 1999).