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Common Kingsnake

Maricopa County Snake - Nonvenomous

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Common Kingsnake

The Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) is a large (4-5 feet) nonvenomous snake found throughout Arizona. It is a ground dweller and a constrictor.

© Dr. Brendan P. O'Connor, used with permission. Some descriptions obtained from AZ PARC.

A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Maricopa County will help you to learn more about and identify snakes that are found in central Arizona.

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