Photo 4318282, (c) DCStokes, all rights reserved

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What

Kingsnakes and Milk Snakes Genus Lampropeltis

Observer

dcstokes

Date

May 21, 2016 05:05 PM PDT

Description

There are 2 snakes pictured- one is a striped San Diego Kingsnake, the other (banded) appears to be a desert Kingsnake, which is subject to debate it appears. Both were seen crossing a road together - they ended up under a shrub where I handgrabbed both simultaneously. They were not copulating when I grabbed them, but may have been prior to me picking them up. This is the 2nd obs of what appears to be an introduced desert kingsnake at Cabrillo National Monument.

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