Speckled Kingsnake

Scientific Name:

  • Lampropeltis getulua holbrooki


  • Always known as “salt-and-pepper” snake
  • Smooth and shiny scales
  • Unique light yellowish spots covering the whole black or dark brown body
  • In wild, it’s more aggresive compared to other kingsnakes
  • Recommended captive Speckled kingsnake as pet, wild tend to be more aggresive even it may be tame with frequent handling
  • Immune to venomous snake


  • Southern Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico
  • South Western Alabama


  • Approximate 2 – 3 years as an adult


  • 6 to 15 eggs per clutch
  • Eggs take 8 weeks to hatch


  • Adult size: Up to 50 inches

Life Span:

  • Up to 25 years


  • Mainly rodents
  • The snake also eats other snakes, frogs, lizards, small mice and birds

Snake Habitat and Vivarium Housing:

  • Often found in marshes, prairies, pastures, wetlands, woodlands, farms, swampy areas, open fields or bottomland hardwood forests
  • Most likely near water

Common Disease:

For Snake information :

  • Recommended for captive bred Speckled kingsnake as they are doctile.
  • Many speckled kingsnake are captive bred nowsdays.