Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/10/2013


Photo taken on August 10, 2013


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California Mountain Kingsnake: Snakey Panorama!

California Mountain Kingsnake: Snakey Panorama!
9 pictures above as insets, all the older images are clickable to see a larger size! ENJOY!!

Isn't he AMAZING?!! Snakey enjoys moving all around his environment and has a cave to hide in, a pool of water, a large rock and several branches to climb on. We enjoy his company every day and he is very healthy and eats well!

There are about 45 species of Kingsnakes, which also include Milksnakes. They come in a large number of colors from solid black to almost white, with a dizzying variety of patterns. In fact, some species, such as this one, mimic the highly venomous coral snake, which only lives in the southern States. (NEVER approach a snake unless you are SURE it's harmless!) Kingsnakes are among the most popular pet snakes due to their docile, friendly dispositions and ease of care. In the wild, they are secretive, usually moving about during the day, and eat rodents, reptiles and birds.

If you would like to know more about Kingsnakes, Wiki has a nice page here: Wiki: Kingsnake

Agnès, Willi Morali, Don Sutherland, Loco's Photos and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
My Awake Gottica (m.a.g)
My Awake Gottica (m.…
wow !!! impressive \!!!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Seeing the inserted images I would have never imagined it so small. Great scale comparisons! Nice wide angle view, Janet!
4 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
great portrait of snakey!
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Wow, so colorful!! I have to say I'd be pretty scared if I saw one. We are so used to black rat snakes and garters so anything with bright colors would signal "DANGER!" lol Beautiful wide shot of this little guy!!
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
I like how tiny he looks in your hands.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Incredible photo.
4 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
A great series - such wonderful markings.

That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Superbe série !
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
So beautiful !
4 years ago.
James Lagan
James Lagan
Great pic and narrative... We have a saying in the States "Red on yellow will kill a fellow, but red on black is a friend of Jack"... But, I'm pretty sure if I ran into either, I'd probably stay away to be safe.
4 years ago.