NC Snake Pictures / Eastern King Snake
Lampropeltis getulusNonvenomous; adult size 36-82 inches (914 to 1,753 mm); common
Distribution key: blue=where snake is found
This unagressive snake is secretive but active in daytime, found in and around sawdust piles, old buildings, grass and under shrubs.
Feeds on snakes, including copperheads, eggs, mice, and lizards.