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Behavioral Ecology

Prairie kingsnake - Lampropeltis calligaster

 

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  • 30-42 inches total length
  • Found on rocky hillsides with open woods, prairie grasslands, and sand prairie
  • Active during day when cool, at night when hot
  • Feed on small mammals, small snakes and lizards
 

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Interesting fact:
  • Prairie kingsnakes will sometimes emerge from hibernation and become active on warm days in winter.
 
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