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prairie kingsnake

Prairie Kingsnake (Prairie King Snake)

Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster
The prairie kingsnake is fairly common over most of the state. The overall color is tan, brownish-gray, or greenish-gray. Numerous dark blotches down the back and sides are brown, reddish, or greenish brown. It lives in prairies and open woods and on rocky, wooded hillsides.

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Speckled Kingsnake

Video of a speckled kingsnake in the wild.

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Image of a speckled kingsnake

Speckled Kingsnake (Speckled King Snake)

Lampropeltis getula holbrooki
This handsome snake is generally black, but a white or yellow spot in the center of most of the scales makes it look speckled. The belly is yellowish with some irregular black markings. Like the rest of our kingsnakes, this species vibrates its tail when alarmed.

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