CALIFORNIA KINGSNAKE FACTS

Wild Locality

Western United States & Mexico

Lifestyle

Terrestrial (ground-dwelling)

Diet

Small Mammals, Birds, Eggs, Lizards, Frogs, & Other Snakes (carnivore)

Habitat

Forested Areas, Grasslands, Marshes, & Deserts

Adult Size

~ 4-6 ft, & 900-1,400g

Activity

Cathemeral (active in the day & night)

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Life Expectancy

~ 15-25 years in the care of humans (less in the wild)

Threats

Habitat Loss

FUN FACTS

There are over 40 different species in the Kingsnake genus. They are very opportunistic feeders, & may eat a number of different types of animals; even other snakes (venomous species included!) All species of snakes are an amazing part of the food chain, & should always be left alone whenever seen in nature. Though they may look threatening at times, Kingsnakes are harmless to humans.

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