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  • Spanish
    • Culebra real de montaña de California
    • Culebra real de la montaña San Pedro
  • English
    • California Mountain King Snake
    • California Mountain Kingsnake
  • German
    • Bergkonigsnatter, Korallen-Konigsnatter
    • Bergkönigsnatter
    • Korallen-Königsnatter
  • Scientific Names
    • Lampropeltis zonata
    • Coluber zonatus
    • Lampropeltis herrerae
    • Lampropeltis multicincta
    • Lampropeltis zonata agalma
    • Ophibolus getulus multicinctus

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Recent observations

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

james3

Date

March 14, 2014

Place

Santa Cruz Co. CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Found by team member LE on our hike today.

Photos / Sounds

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 27, 2012 12:14 AM PDT

Description

Even though I found it DOR I'm still gonna count it as a lifer. Found on the road in the campground at night after road cruising. Only pic I took was after it was prepped to be a SDNHM specimen. Nice looking little one.

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 27, 2012 02:38 PM PDT

Description

2nd one found during field survey.

Photos / Sounds

What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

chrispherp

Date

June 26, 2012 03:38 PM PDT

Description

One of 2 live ones found during a field survey with SDNHM. Found outside of town amongst the rocks in early afternoon. I did not find either of these so can't count it as lifer but still pretty cool to see them.

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What

Lampropeltis herrerae Lampropeltis zonata ssp. herrerae

Observer

jorgehvaldez

Date

May 29, 2006

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What

California Mountain King Snake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

david48

Date

August 20, 2009

Photos / Sounds

What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

james3

Date

July 22, 2013

Description

Found on the crawl in Santa Cruz Co. Left it that way after taking a couple of photos.

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

thumbsonthefeet

Date

June 4, 2012

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What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

james3

Date

May 8, 2013

Place

Santa Cruz Co. CA (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

California Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

nicktrow

Date

July 11, 2012

Description

on a trip to view zonata and crotalid

Photos / Sounds

What

California Mountain King Snake Lampropeltis zonata

Observer

infomgr

Date

June 7, 2008
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Description from Wikipedia

Lampropeltis zonata, or the California mountain kingsnake, is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake, which is endemic to North America. It is a coral snake mimic, having a similar pattern consisting of red, black, and yellow on its body, but the snake is completely harmless. Five subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.

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Conservation Summary

No range data available.