NC Snake Pictures / Eastern King Snake

Lampropeltis getulus

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

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