Lampropeltis getula getula
Photo of Eastern Kingsnake courtesy of John White
Use a variety of habitats including most forest types, old fields, freshwater marshes, stream banks and borders of swamps. Can be found in agricultural and urban areas within riparian zones.
Photo of Habitat for Eastern Kingsnake courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Walk stream banks, wetland edges and around old farm buildings looking under coarse woody debris and any large fairly flat pieces of refuse, including discarded boards, tar paper and even automobile hoods. Hiss and act aggressive when first handled, but quickly settle down and seldom bite. Non-venomous.
Primarily a Coastal Plain species but will follow river valleys onto the Piedmont.
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