Kingsnakes of Florida

Eastern Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula getula - First Photo

Average size:  36-48 inches; Record 82 inches. Young are about 5-8 inches at birth.

Range:  Found in the northern peninsula including the panhandle, excluding the Apalachicola Lowlands.


Florida Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula floridana - Second, Third & Fourth Photos

Average size:  36-48 inches; Record 69.5 inches. Young are about 5-8 inches at birth.

Range:  Found throughout central Florida to the south tip of Florida, excluding the keys.


Apalachicola Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula meansi - Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Photos

Average size:  36-48 inches; Young are about 5-8 inches at birth.

Range:  Found in the Apalachicola Lowlands, between the Apalachicola and the Ochlockonee rivers.

It once had the now invalid subspecies status of Lampropeltis getula goini.  


Diet:  Snakes, turtle eggs, lizards, rodents, small birds and their eggs.

Status:  Population declining in many areas.

Found in hardwood hammocks, pinewoods,  mainly terrestrial, but often found near streams and marshes where it feeds on water snakes and turtle eggs.



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