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KING SNAKES
©Guido Mocafico
Such beautiful shots

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1. Mexican Black Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigrita)

The enamel of their scales reflects a “blueish” shimmer, a trait made prominent on their ventral scales (likely due to their size, shape, and smoothness), and has been likened to that of the inside of an oyster shell. While this characteristic is found in many colubrids, it is exceptionally apparent on this particular species due to the rich, dark colour of its scales. Lampropeltis means “shiny shield” (from Greek λαμπρος, “shine” + πελτα, “shield”).

2. California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)

California Kingsnakes are most commonly patterned with a ground color of black with between 20 to 47 white bands or a single stripe down the middle of the back.

3. Arizona Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis pyromelana)

Photo by: Guido MOCAFICO

All great species. I have an albino stripe cali and AMK. In the snake world King = eats other snakes.

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