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Scarlet Kingsnake

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Jessica Boltres

on 22 April 2014

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Transcript of Scarlet Kingsnake

Scarlet King Snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides)

Confused?
This snake is non-venemous and is often confused with it's venemous twin, the Eastern Coral Snake.
Abundance and Location
Scarlet King Snakes are abundant in many areas in Georgia, such as the West and Southeast parts.
Characterization
Length: 14-20 inches

Coloration:
◦Head:
Red head with a black line across the posterior portion of the parietal.

◦Dorsal:
Normally has 12 - 22 red rings, alternating with yellow and black. The Scarlet King snake always has a red snout with the yellow rings being separated from the red rings by black. In the northern portion of their range, specimens tend to have narrower yellow rings than those animals found further south.

◦Ventral:
The red, yellow and black ringed pattern normally crosses the belly.
Habitat

It prefers wooded areas containing pine trees

This species is frequently collected during March and April in decaying pine stumps just above ground level.
Eastern Coral Snake

Scarlet King Snake
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