Lampropeltis getula californiae
California Kingsnakes wear unusual styles in this area: brown with cream-colored stripes, or black with creamy yellow rings. Elsewhere, this snake is patterned with thicker bands of alternating colors. The Kingsnake is not dangerous to people, but it’s a powerful predator that kills by constricting. It can even take on the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, since it’s immune to most kinds of venom.
Kingsnakes are immune to rattlesnake venom.
What’s for Lunch:
Anything it can crush in its coils
Chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and marshes