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.

Native Habitat:
They live in a wide variety of habitats, including woodland chaparral, grassland, deserts, marshes, river bottoms, and even suburban areas.

Fun fact:
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.

Conservation status:
Not Endangered

Around the world:
Mexico, United States