K is for King

Spoiler alert!  If you don’t like snakes, DO NOT read today’s post!!

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K is for king….the King Snake, that is!  The King Snake is a common snake, found pretty much all over the United States.  They’re a slim snake, and are usually around 3 – 4 feet long.  I learned that King Snakes will eat ANYTHING – including rattlesnakes!  There are actually four subspecies (which I didn’t know until I was researching them) of the King Snake here in Arizona. If you are interested, and want to learn more about the King Snake, I strongly suggest you check out Thomas C. Brennan’s website for info:

http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subpages/h-l-getula.html

Mr. Brennan has some fantastic photos of the different subspecies of King Snake found here in Arizona, as well information.  Snakes, dear reader, are NOT my favorite animal, which is why today’s post is short!  LOL

Happy Hiking!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C.B. Wentworth
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 16:07:03

    Omg. I am terrified of snakes. Every time I go out for a run, I’m worried I’m going to see one. 😦

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  2. Crystal Hicken Collier
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 18:01:09

    I have 5 brothers. I’m not allowed to be afraid of snakes. =) We had a couple pet water snakes when I was a kid, and I’ve learned how to handle them–head first. (Grew up in Utah, so we were always watching for rattlers.) I think they’re fascinating.

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    • Julia Stevenson
      Apr 16, 2013 @ 12:50:33

      I actually had a couple of garter snakes growing up – my step-father was big on teaching me not to be afraid of things. Garter snakes I’m fine with. I also had a ball python one year in my classroom – it belonged to a student, and that’s NOT a pet I would ever want.

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  3. Martine Frampton
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 17:34:12

    My daughter has a desert king snake called Trixie.
    Have a great A to Z. thanks for sharing

    Reply

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