common kingsnake

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Related to common kingsnake: Western rattlesnake, coachwhip, night snake
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Noun1.common kingsnake - widespread in United States except northern regionscommon kingsnake - widespread in United States except northern regions; black or brown with yellow bands
king snake, kingsnake - any of numerous nonvenomous North American constrictors; feed on other snakes and small mammals
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getula (common kingsnake) Northerly Nerodia rhombifer (diamondback water snake) Northerly Virginia valeriae (smooth earth snake) Northerly Hemidactylium scutatum (four-toed salamander) Southerly Ambystoma laterale (blue-spotted salamander) Southerly Pseudacris illinoensis (Illinois chorus frog) *** Southerly Heterodon nasicus (western hognose snake) *** Southerly Thamnophis radix (plains garter snake) *** Southerly Clonophis kirtlandii (Kirtland's snake) *** Southerly * reported by Lamer et al., 2006 ** northernmost record reported by Tucker et al.
Swanson (1939) listed the smallmouth salamander, red-backed salamander, longtail salamander, Fowler's toad (Bufo fowleri), chorus frog, crawfish frog, eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus), worm snake (Carphophis amoena), northern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus), racer, eastern hognose snake, common kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus), northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon), copperbelly water snake (Nerodia erthrogaster), red-bellied snake (Storeria occipitomaculata), rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus), copperhead (Agkistrodon mokasen) and timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) to be common in southern Indiana.
Individuals of three snake species, common kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula), timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), and rat snake (Elaphe obsolete) consumed four cotton rats, and one great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) preyed upon one of the 72 rats released.