Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata
  • Average size:  30-40 inches; Record 47 inches. Young are about 5-7 inches at birth.
  • Range:  Found primarily in the panhandle, Gulf, Calhoun 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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