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Gray-banded Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis alterna)
Gray-banded Kingsnake
The Grey-banded Kingsnake is variable in color and pattern. There is two main variations: "Blairs" form has wide orange-red banding, and the "Alterna" form has narrow orange-red banding. The background color is light or dark gray. Some specimens... Read more >
Prairie Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster)
Prairie Kingsnake
The Prairie Kingsnake is brown or gray-brown with darker grey or brown blotches down the body. Typical specimens have a series of larger, roundish brown blotches with alternating smaller blotches on the sides. Some snakes have faint markings and... Read more >
Mole Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata)
Mole Kingsnake
The Mole Kingsnake is light brown, grayish brown, tan or orange, with fifty or less reddish-brown blotches edged with black. There are smaller reddish-brown blotches on the sides in between the larger blotches on the back. Some older snakes can be... Read more >
California Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis getula californiae)
California Kingsnake
The California Kingsnake is highly variable in color and pattern. There are banded phases with alternating bands of black or brown, and white or yellow. There are also striped phase with longitudinal stripes of black or brown, and white or yellow.... Read more >
Florida Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis getula floridana)
Florida Kingsnake
The Florida Kingsnake is brown or dull yellow with more than 40 white to yellowish crossbands, overlaid on a chain mesh pattern of scales. The scales between the crossbands become paler with age, and may eventually become the same color as the... Read more >
Eastern Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis getula getula)
Eastern Kingsnake
The Eastern Kingsnake is brown or black with 20 - 45 white or yellow crossbands in chain-like pattern. The underside is checkered black and white, or solid black. The scales are smooth. Juveniles are similar in color to adults. The Eastern Kingsnake... Read more >
Speckled Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)
Speckled Kingsnake
The Speckled Kingsnake is dark brown or black with yellow dots or speckles (usually one per scale) along the back. Juveniles are dark olive-green color becoming black as they mature. Albinos and hypomelanistics occur in the wild. (Albinos have no... Read more >
Desert Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis getula splendida)
Desert Kingsnake
The Desert Kingsnake is dark brown or black, with yellow speckles on the sides. Along the back are 20 to 42 saddles (which are sometimes very faintly defined). The saddle markings are separated by yellow speckled bands 2 -3 scales wide. It has a... Read more >
Mexican Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana)
Mexican Kingsnake
The Mexican Milk Snake is variable in color. It is usually mottled gray or brown with black or red (or black and red) saddle shaped markings bordered with white. The head usually has a dark V-shaped or inverted Y-shaped marking . The underside is... Read more >
Mexican Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum annulata)
Mexican Milk Snake
The Mexican Milk Snake has red, black and cream banding. It mimics the Coral Snake. There are usually between 14 and 25 creamy white, yellow or tangerine orange bands bordered by black separated by broad red rings. The black rings are wider near the... Read more >
Pueblan Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli)
Pueblan Milk Snake
The Pueblan Milk Snake is a three color banded snake. The band pattern is red-black-white-black. The bands are fairly broad, although the black bands are narrower than the red and white bands. There are a number of color variations where the white... Read more >
Scarlet Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides)
Scarlet Kingsnake
The Scarlet Kingsnake has 12 - 22 red rings, alternating with yellow and black. It is a mimic of the Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius fulvius). The Scarlet Kingsnake always has a red snout with the yellow rings being separated from the red... Read more >
Honduran Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
Honduran Milk Snake
The Honduran Milk Snake has an orange-red base color with black and white bands, or black and yellow bands. There is also a tangerine phase with orange bands instead of yellow or white. The head is black with a broad snout band of yellow or white,... Read more >
Nelson's Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni)
Nelson's Milk Snake
Nelson's Milk Snake is red with triple bands of black-white-black. The red bands are similar width to the combined width of the black and white triple bands. The white band is very thin. It is similar in appearance to the Sinaloan Milk Snake which... Read more >
Sinaloan Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae)
Sinaloan Milk Snake
The Sinaloan Milk Snake is red with triple bands of black and cream or yellow - a thin yellow or cream band is sandwiched between black band on either side. The red bands are broad - about three times the width of the black and yellow triple bands.... Read more >
Red Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)
Red Milk Snake
The Red Milk Snake is a tri-colored snake with broad red saddle-shaped markings bordered with black separated by pale bands. There are usually between 19 and 30 red or red-brown saddle shaped blotches edged with black, these blotches extend down the... Read more >
Milk Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)
Milk Snake
The Eastern Milk Snake is pale gray to gray brown with a pattern of reddish or brown saddle-shaped blotches on the back. There are sometimes blotches on the lower sides too. The head is pale gray with a dark brown arrowhead pattern similar to the... Read more >
San Diego Mountain Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis zonata pulchra)
San Diego Mountain Kingsnake
The San Diego Mountain Kingsnake is a colorful species with black, white and red crossbands that completely encircle the body and tail. It has smooth, glistening scales. The snout and eyes are generally black. Southern populations often have red... Read more >