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