NC Snake Pictures / Eastern King Snake

Lampropeltis getulus

Nonvenomous; adult size 36-82 inches (914 to 1,753 mm); common
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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.

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This rare photo of mating Eastern Kingsnakes was taken by Doug Johnson, Dallas, NC.