Prairie King Snake

Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster

Description 4

NOT venomous. Head slightly wider than neck, smooth scales, round pupils. Body is brown to grey with dark brown blotches edged in black. Typically 28 to 42 inches (71 to 107cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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More Info

iNat Map

Type not venomous
Pupils round
Scales smooth
Colors black, brown, tan