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.