- The colours of this kingsnake are normally light grey or light purple with dark brown or reddish blotches.
- 2 oblong behind the head and darker blotches on both sides of the body.
- Prairie kingsnake has fine and smooth scales
- Having V shape head
- The snake is active from April to October
- And nocturnal during summer season
- It’s non-aggressive, calm and rarely biting snake hence can be well kept in captivity.
- As it is non-venomous snake, it helps farmer in curbing rodent pest population and venomous snakes.
- Located in western Indiana and Texas
- Found also near southen of Iowa
- 8 to 18 eggs per clutch
- Laid in June to July
- Eggs hatch in August to September
- Hatchling: 7 to 9 inches inches long
- Adult: Up to 42 inches long
- Rodents, mice, birds, bird eggs, snakes, frogs, lizards and reptile eggs.
- As kingsnake, they eat and yet immuned to venomous snakes
- A bowl of clean water should be provided in captivity
- Open grassland and field with dry soil at the forest edges
- Sometimes they are found in pastures and sand prairies
- Near the source of water