Short-tailed Kingsnake

Lampropeltis extenuata

Average size:  14-20 inches; Record 25.75 inches.

Range:  Upland northcentral Florida, west of the St. Johns River.

Diet:  It's believed that it may prey solely on the Florida crowned snake (Tantilla relicta). However, it may feed on small smooth-scaled lizards such as the Ground skink (Scincella lateralis).

Status:  Threatened, due to development of habitat.  It is seldom seen above ground.


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