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Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) - Wiki latin dict size=52   common dict size=512
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Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) - Wiki

Lampropeltis getula holbrooki
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[Photo] Speckled Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula holbrooki. Photo by: Terry L. McCormick of Russellville, Arkansas

The speckled kingsnake is a non-venomous species of kingsnake found in the central to southern United States from southern Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico. Their range overlaps with the Desert King Snake, Lampropeltis getula splendida and it is known to intergrade with that species. They prefer wetter habitats then other kingsnake species.

Speckled kingsnakes grow up to 48 inches. Their common name is derived from their pattern, which is black, with small yellow-white specks on most every scale. They are also known as the 'salt and pepper' snake. Their diet consists of mammals, birds, rodents, lizards and other snakes. They kill by constriction.

When threatened, the speckled kingsnake will shake its tail like a rattlesnake to deter predators. They frequently musk and defecate or bite when threatened.

They can be docile when held and are frequently kept as pets. They are commonly captive bred.

Conservation status
The speckled kingsnake is listed as a threatened species in the state of Iowa.

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dustin mitchell Delete
hello, i have caught a speckled kingsnake earlier today. i live in montgomery city missouri, middle missouri. when i came upon him, he was quick to shake that tail and put his musk in the air. i picked him up by his tail and he made a knot of himself workin his way to my hand. i felt a small bit of nervousness, but i didnt fear that he would hurt me, after all, he is a small snake and pain from him would be momentarily. ive been handling him since i picked him up. he was fine with jus sittin wrapped round my hand. he's very calm for being picked up and handled like this. i believe in treatin animals with care and thats what i give him. i cant wait to get him a pinky or a small mouse tomorrow, think it will help him out a little bit knowing that even with being in my care, he will still be gettin what he needs. if you have anything you want to write and ask me bout, feel free to do so. id love to hear from you. oh, and to mention my pet that ive had for a year now, she is a columbian red tail boa, she 13 1/2 months old or so, i got her when she was bout 4 months. her name is sanye, means 'red cloud at sundown', comes from the miwok indian tribe. she is about 39 in. and eats every meal that i give her, once a week. i have built her a cage about 8 months ago, big enough for her until i leave this place that i currently reside in. she had herself her first bird 3 weeks ago, i believe she really enjoyed it! Thank you for readin such a lengthy comment. take care of yourself and have a nice day
annie Delete
While taking a walk on my property which is in Christian County, Missouri this morning I came upon a snake that I hadn't seen before. I am use to seeing cooperheads, black snakes and gardener snakes, but this one was hard to identify. It had a black base color and was speckled in green. When I approached him he coiled up with his head in the middle and vibrated his tail. After looking through some snake identification sites I figured out it was a speckled kingsnake.
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i died by a speckled kingsnake yesterday, how do i live again??
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