Californian Kingsnake Lampropeltis (prev. getula) californiae

Californian Kingsnake
Californian Kingsnake
Californian Kingsnake
The Californian Kingsnake is native to western USA and northwestern Mexico. It used to be considered a subspecies of the Common or Eastern Kingsnake (L. getula). Kingsnakes are so called because they eat other snakes (and lizards, rodents, etc.).
Californian Kingsnake
Californian Kingsnake
Californian Kingsnake aberrant morph
They are diurnal and non-venomous, squeezing prey to death. They have become popular in the pet trade and are bred in different colour "morphs", such as the aberrant colour/pattern above right.
Californian Kingsnake albino
Californian Kingsnake albino
Californian Kingsnake albino
They can grow to some 4 feet (1.2 metres) length. Albino (above) and leucistic forms also exist, especially in captivity.