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The Apalachicola kingsnake is a subspecies of the common kingsnake. Kingsnakes are so named for their habit of eating other snakes; they even eat rattlesnakes, as they are immune to venom. The snake is active during the day and spends most of its time on the ground.

apalachicola kingsnake with tongue out

Did You Know?

This species can consume snakes longer than themselves by folding the prey over itself in their stomachs as it is being swallowed.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Lampropeltis getula meansi

scrub, pinelands, hardwood hammocks, cypress strands, prairies, marshes, estuaries, and along the edges of streams and canals.

36-48 inches

Zoo Location:
Manatee Springs

small mammals, birds and their eggs, amphibians, lizards, turtles and their eggs, and other snakes, including venomous snakes and other kingsnakes.