Scarlet Kingsnake

Common Name: 
Scarlet Kingsnake
Scientific Name: 

Lampropeltis elapsoides

Category: 
Mimic snakes
Identification: 

12-24 inches. Series of black, red and white or yellow rings, with each red and yellow ring bordered on either side by black; rings continue across belly; snout always red; scales smooth and in 17-19 rows.

Habits: 

Scarlet kingsnakes are usually found in and under pine logs, and within standing dead pines and stumps. They also occur in dry hardwood forests in the Felicianas. They lay from 4-7 eggs.

Distribution: 

The Florida Parishes above the Mississippi River floodplain.

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Scarlet Kingsnake
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