Speckled Kingsnake (Speckled King Snake)
A medium to large, shiny black snake covered with small yellow spots. The ground color is generally black or dark brown. A white or yellow spot in the center of most of the scales makes it look speckled. The belly is yellowish with some irregular or rectangular black markings. In young individuals, the light spots form crossbars along the back. Like the rest of our kingsnakes, this species vibrates its tail when alarmed. When captured, they may try to bite and will smear a foul-smelling musk onto your hands, but they quickly calm down and can be easily handled.