Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides
Average size: 14-20 inches; Record 27 inches. Young are about 5
inches at birth.
Range: Throughout Florida.
Diet: Small snakes and lizards, earthworms, baby mice and small fish.
Status: Uncommon. Very secretive, hides under bark, logs, etc. Seen
mainly at night or after heavy rains. Can be found in woodland
habitats, especially pine.
Florida Backyard Snake
Check out this great photo by Rachel Nutter of
her Scarlet Kingsnake eating an anole lizard.