California King Snake
This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
Lampropeltis getula californiae
History at CuriOdyssey
He was a former pet abandoned to Peninsula Humane Society. He was transferred to CuriOdyssey in Oct. 2008.
Fun Facts about California King Snakes
California King Snakes have a very high tolerance to rattlesnake venom. Although they are not totally immune, they can withstand multiple rattlesnake bites without any effect.
What do California King Snakes eat?
California King Snakes feed largely, although not exclusively, on other snakes; also eats rodents, birds, and lizards, and can consume rattlesnakes with no apparent ill effect. At CuriOdyssey, they are served mice and small rats.
How long do California King Snakes live?
In the Wild: 10 to 15 years
In Captivity: 15 to 20 years
Where do California King Snakes live?
California King Snakes' habitats are varied but normally associated with rocky outcrops, brushy semi-desert areas, and brushy hillsides. Also found in pine forests. They range in Baja California, north to Oregon and southern Utah, and east to western Arizona
Are California King Snakes endangered?
No special wildlife conservation status.
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