Normal California Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula californiae

Albinos, heteros, black and white, striped, banded, mixed patterns, they're all out there.  The Calif. Kingsnake and the corn snake are probably the first two snakes to be bred in quantity in captivity. Did you know that when they were first available, they were purchased for $400+ each!  Shows what captive production can do.  Can you imagine risking wild collecting with the threat of arrest being worth doing when you can purchase whatever you want very cheaply?  Me neither, but keep pointing that out to your local Fish and Game type agencies, they are slow sometimes, and need help.  Not much really needs to be said about the California king in all its forms.  I have them and they make great pets.

Other animals in the L. getula group:

Albino California Kingsnake (L. g. californiae)
Heterozygous California Kingsnake (L. g. californiae)
Apalachicola Kingsnake (L. g. goini)
Mexican Black Kingsnake (L. g. nigrita)

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