California King Snake

Lampropeltis californiae

Summary 2

The California kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae) is a nonvenomous colubrid snake endemic to the western United States and northern Mexico. It is a relatively small subspecies of the common kingsnake and is naturally found in a wide variety of habitats. One of the most popular snakes in captivity, the California kingsnake can vary widely in appearance due to numerous naturally occurring and captive-developed color morphs.

Hastings NHR Notes 3

Definitely in the area, just poorly documented.
Need to confirm their presence on the Reserve with observations.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Maury Duchamp, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND),
  2. Adapted by Michelle S. Koo from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA),
  3. (c) Michelle S. Koo, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Taxonomy:family Colubridae