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.
Scarlet Kingsnake
Florida Backyard Snakes
Check out this great photo by Rachel Nutter of
her Scarlet Kingsnake eating an anole lizard.