The King Snake gets it’s name because part of it’s diet includes other snakes. They can even venomous snakes because they have a natural immunity to the pit-venom!
Because of it’s white markings it is often called a chain snake or chain king. There are several types of King Snakes and color variations.
Eastern King Snakes are medium sized snakes reaching 3 to 6 feet in length. Along with other snakes the King Snake eats a variety of prey including rodents, lizards, and the eggs of birds and turtles. This snake is a powerful constrictor.
This is a terrestrial species that tends to prefer wetland areas.
Come check out our Eastern King Snake on exhibit in Carolina Wildlife. Also join us Thursday’s at 4pm for our Reptile feeding!