Florida King Snake

Lampropelitis getula

Description:  Typically, the Florida kingsnake reaches a length of 4 feet. It possesses yellow and brown scales which give it a “polka dot” appearance.

Range:  Central and southern Florida

Habitat:  Found near canals, lakes or streams, sugar cane fields and farmland.

Diet:
Wild: they typically feed on small snakes, lizards and rodents
Zoo: Rodents are their primary diet.

Reproduction:  They are oviparous (egg-laying).

Fun Fact:  These snakes pretend to be the venomous rattlesnake by wiggling their tail really fast in the dried leaves to make a rattle-like noise to scare off potential predators.