King Snake Classification
Scientific name of the King snake is Lampropeltis getula general. There are different subspecies of snake King General, including the Arizona Desert King snake (Lampropeltis getula splendida) Mexican Black King Snake (Lampropeltis getula nigrita), California King snake (Lampropeltis getula californiae) and Yuma King snake (Lampropeltis getula yumensis).
King snakes and various subspecies of the public should not be confused with the King snake Mexico (Lompropeltis mexicana) or Mountain King snake (Lompropeltis zonata). They are related to Lampropeltis getula and third species within the same genus, but they are different, separate species of snakes.
King Snake Range and Habitat
King snakes are native to warm parts of the North American continent. It is found in forests and forest and grassland, marsh and swamp and appreciate the Chaparral and desert habitats. This live Sonoran Desert, Mojave and Chihuahuan, and their habitats continue south to Baja and Mexico. Coverage stretches from sea level up to 7000 feet elevation.
King Snake Diet
The king snake gets its name from the fact that it can overcome and devour other snakes, even those that are poisonous such as snakes and Copperheads derrick. In addition to snakes, the hunt for other animals such as cold-blooded lizards, turtles and frogs and small mammals and birds. Given the chance, would gladly take the eggs.
King snakes usually hunt for morning and evening, but if the weather is very hot it can turn to hunt at night. This will use the senses penciumannya to find victims. Appropriate when the victim has been detected, King snakes will bite and roll around the animal to choke. Hunting technique similar to that of a boa constrictor and does not require pesticides.
King snakes are often bitten by a poisonous snake, but immunity can only poison and waiting for prey exhausted by the choke coil. King snakes are known to swallow its prey while the animal is still alive.
King Snake Bites
Because the snake king over the strangle their prey, it does not need a powerful poison. Because it is harmless to humans. This is owned by the same family as some other harmless snakes, such as Garter snakes, Gopher snakes and snake Whip. This is the Colubridae family name.
When the king snake feel threatened, it will display a warning signal consisting of hisses and strikes. It will also vibrate their tails. If the attack took place King snake will roll into a ball and keep his head covered in the middle while the pap invaders with dirt and musk.
King Snakes Description
General King snakes come in a wide group of colors and patterns. The two most common colors are chocolate brown and black. These snakes often show alternating black and white tape, but the band also can be yellow, beige, or brown depending on geographic location. Some snakes King show almost solid black coloration, while others have a black belly. An adult king snake will usually be between 30 and 85 inches long.