Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster)

Description: 30 - 42 inches. Prairie Kingsnakes are light gray or brown with darker brown blotches. There are two elongated blotches on the neck, and a triangle shaped marking on the top of the head that points backwards towards the tail. The belly is light colored and checkered with black markings.

Similar Species: Some Milk Snakes maybe similar in appearance, but generally have red colored blotches when found within the range of Prairie Kingsnakes.

Age in years of Most Recent Record
75+ 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5

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