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Mole Kingsnake

NON-VENOMOUS

snake

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Scientific name: Lampropeltis calligaster (HARLAN 1827)

The following key will separate the two Mole Kingsnakes found in Florida. If you are unable to distinguish between them based on the characteristics in the key below, you probably can do so using the geographic location alone.

1a 50 or fewer black-bordered reddish-brown body blotches; the Florida panhandle. Mole Kingsnake, Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata
1b 52 or more black-bordered reddish-brown body blotches; scattered populations from Lake Okeechobee west to De Sota County and north to Brevard County. Southern Florida Mole Kingsnake, Lampropeltis calligaster occipitolineata

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