Eastern Kingsnake

Scientific Name:

  • Lampropeltis getula getula


  • Also know as Common Kingsnake or Chain Kingsnake
  • With smooth and shiny scales
  • Black colour with yellowish spots or bands on the back and sides


  • Throughout the eastern of United States


  • Mating in the spring


  • Eggs laid in June or July
  • Incubation is about 60 to 75 days
  • 10 to 18 per clutch


  • Adult size: 35 inches to 50 inches

Life Span:

  • 10 to 15 years


  • Similar to other kingsnake, Eastern Kingsnake eat other snakes, including venomous snakes.
  • Other food sources are rodents, birds, eggs, and lizards.

Snake Habitat and Vivarium Housing:

  • Most likely found at the wetlands
  • Hardwood forest, pine forest, mixed pine-hardwood forest, margins of hardwood swamps and freshwater marshes, and along creeks and streams.
  • Maybe seen in terrestrial