Chain Kingsnake

No. 257929

by Safari Ltd
$10.99USD

The chain kingsnake is a fairly common snake species found throughout the United States and Mexico. Chain kingsnakes are sometimes confused with rattlesnakes because they are able to make the same rattling noise, despite not having an actual rattle on their tails.

  • Scientific Name: Lampropeltis getula
  • Characteristics: Chain kingsnakes are not venomous, and instead kill their prey, which includes turtles, lizards, and small mammals, by constriction. Crafted by professional artists, this model makes a great and life-like gift for wildlife enthusiast!
  • Size and Color: 36 inches long when uncoiled, this model as long as a yard stick. Chain kingsnakes are often black with either yellow, tan, or white bands, which are what give it its name.
  • The Chain Kingsnake is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    There are eight known subspecies of the chain kingsnake, most of which measure between 3 and 7 feet long. They can be found in many different states, the most common being California, Florida, Alabama, Arizona, and Arkansas. The chain kingsnake is predominantly terrestrial, but is able to climb or swim if necessary. They can thrive in many different habitats, from swamps and fields to woodlands and mountainous regions.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 19 L x 15.2 W x 2.29 H
    • Size in inches: 7.48 L x 5.98 W x 0.9 H
    • Scale: 1:1.3
    • UPC: 095866257903
    Present Status While they are not listed as threatened, there have been concerns raised since a decline, sometimes severe, has been noted in parts of their territory. Habitat loss, diseases, and possibly the importation of fire ants have all negatively impacted their numbers.