Scarlet Kingsnake

Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides

Average size: 14-20 inches; Record 27 inches.  Young are about 5 inches at birth.

Range:  Throughout Florida.

Diet:  Small snakes and lizards, earthworms, baby mice and small fish.

Status:  Common in some areas.  Very secretive, hides under bark, logs, etc.  Seen mainly at night or after heavy rains.  Can be found in woodland habitats, especially pine.

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