California King Snake
Genus and Species: Lampropeltis californiae
The California kingsnake is a nonvenomous snake endemic to the western United States and northern Mexico. Due to ease of care and a wide range of colour variations, the California kingsnake is one of the most popular snakes in captivity.
They live in a wide variety of habitats, including woodland chaparral, grassland, deserts, marshes, river bottoms, and even suburban areas.
This snake species is a constrictor, meaning, it kills its prey by squeezing them to death, and isn’t venomous, although it is mostly immune to the venom of some other venomous snakes.
Around the world:
Mexico, United States