Florida kingsnake

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Florida kingsnake
Lampropeltis getula floridana.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Lampropeltis
L. g. floridana
Trinomial name
Lampropeltis getula floridana
(Holbrook, 1838)

Lampropeltis getula floridana or the Florida kingsnake is a snake species native to southern Florida. On average, they grow between 3.5–5 ft but 6 ft individuals have been recorded.


Like other kingsnakes, this species is relatively easy to care for. They should be housed in a 20-40 gallon aquarium with aspen shavings for them to burrow in. Pine shavings are toxic to reptiles. The temperature should be around 84-90 degrees during the day and Nighttime temperatures should range between 68-75 degrees. Like other snakes, they should feed on pinkie or fuzzie mice as babies, then gradually increase in size until the snake reaches adulthood, which by then they should be sick eating large mice.[1]