Mole Kingsnakes

Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata - Second Photo by Mark Kenderdine

Average size:  30-40 inches; Record 47 inches. Young are about 5-7 inches at birth.

Range:  Found primarily in the panhandle, Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty and Bay counties.  Some have also been collected in Madison County in north Florida.    

Diet:  Snakes, lizards and rodents.

Status:  Rarely encountered.  May be found near pinelands, hardwood hammocks, sandhills, prairies, and agricultural fields.  Spends much of its life below ground.

   Lampropeltis calligaster occipitolineata  (South Florida Mole Kingsnake)

Average size:  18-30 inches. Young are about 4-5 inches at birth.

Range:  Range is limited to Central Florida...Brevard, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Okeechobee Counties.    

Diet:  Snakes, lizards and rodents.

Status:  Rarely encountered.  May be found near hardwood hammocks, pinelands, cattle pastures, prairies, and agricultural fields.  Spends much of its life below ground.

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