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king snake

or king·snake  (kĭng′snāk′)
Any of various nonvenomous constricting New World snakes of the genus Lampropeltis, having a black or brown body with white, yellow, or reddish markings and feeding principally on rodents.
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Noun1.kingsnake - any of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictorskingsnake - any of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors; feed on other snakes and small mammals
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
genus Lampropeltis, Lampropeltis - king snakes and milk snakes
common kingsnake, Lampropeltis getulus - widespread in United States except northern regions; black or brown with yellow bands
checkered adder, house snake, Lampropeltis triangulum, milk adder, milk snake - nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like coral snakes
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Welfare officers found the boomslang, a boa constrictor, a python and a Californian kingsnake had been neglected by Ross.
Beyond the widespread deer and squirrel, the most frequently encountered include rattlesnake, kingsnake, mountain lion, wolverine, and bear.
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The albino kingsnake is believed to be an escaped pet, and according to the neighbours the previous tenants had a snake, which went missing in the summer.
Species I have recorded in the larger Stemler Karst Natural Area that were not detected in SCNP include Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster), Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae) and Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus).
They are similar in shape and color, but you can tell ratsnakes from the kingsnake as ratsnakes have a divided anal scale while the kingsnakes have a singular undivided anal scale.
The mum of four found the 4ft brown-belly California kingsnake lying on her chest after she threw back her duvet.
Blatchley (1891, 1899) specifically mentioned spotted salamander, marbled salamander, tiger salamander, newt, slimy salamander, gray treefrog, worm snake (Carphophis amoenus), and prairie kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) as being taken at Sand Hill.
Mast cell tumor in an eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulusgetulus).