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The Mexican Black Kingsnake eats other snakes and lizards. This species likes rocky areas and places with vegetation in regions of the Sonora Desert, Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, and small parts of Arizona.

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Like most kingsnakes, Mexican black kingsnakes prefer elongate, ectothermic prey such as lizards and snakes. Immune to the venom of native pit vipers, Mexican black kingsnakes are excellent predators of snakes. Despite the preference for lizards and snakes, Mexican black kingsnakes will consume virtually any animal small enough for it to overpower, including rodents, birds and frogs. They first bite their prey, and then wrap several coils around it and constrict it until it suffers cardiac arrest or stops breathing.

Mexican Black King Snake by CottttoN1992

Mexican Black King Snake. Can be a little snappy but they are so beautiful! My Mexican Black King is my first snake, he is not tempramental now but was as a juvenile. Though he never bit anyone as a juvenile I don�t think and he was mis-treated by a previous owner when he was a juvenile (I know the previous owner and that�s how I know he was tempramental and mis-treated as a juvenile)

A juvenile Mexican Black Kingsnake

oung Mexican black kingsnakes often have little yellow spots on many scales. However every time the snake sheds its skin these fade a little more and by it reaches adulthood the spotting is usually completely gone. Sometimes some white dot markings under the chin will remain.

Nick Helble feeds Mexican Black Kingsnake a Venison whole-prey link.


Meet our new Mexican Black King Snake called Flynn (keeping up our Disney themed names). A beautiful black snake that is already popular with children and has been used on photo shoots along with Jasmine. Read 10 interesting things about this snake:Like all Kingsnakes, the Mexican black kingsnake is a , using its powerful body to envelop and its prey, and therefore lacks any venom. Their diet include other snakes () — particularly rattlesnakes which are also common to the region—and as result, has developed an immunity to various kinds of venom.The Mexican black kingsnake () is part of the larger colubrid family of snakes, and a subspecies of the common kingsnake, which is debated by herpetologists to contain as many as 10 unique varieties. This species occupy rocky areas and places lush with vegetation in various regions of the , Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, and small parts of . In captivity, they can remain in excellent health through a strict diet of mice and generally require a temperature gradient between 21 and 29 degrees Celsius.I was holding my baby Mexican Black King Snake, R'sava, and he thought I was lunch. :) It didn't hurt at all. If I wasn't looking, I probably wouldn't have noticed.This species (not unlike other kingsnakes) occupy rocky areas and places lush with vegetation in various regions of the , Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, and small parts of . Recent evidence suggests that species found within Arizona, despite their dark markings, are actually a cross between the Mexican black kingsnake (), the (), or the (). The various kingsnakes in these areas often interbreed and are no longer considered "pure" Mexican black kingsnakes. The Mexican black kingsnake's diet consists mainly of small rodents, lizards, birds, eggs, and other snakes.The Mexican Black Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) is part of the larger colubrid family of snakes, and a subspecies of the common kingsnake, which is debated by herpetologists to contain as many as 10 unique varieties. This species occupy rocky areas and places lush with vegetation in various regions of the Sonora Desert, Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico, and small parts of Arizona. In captivity, they can remain in excellent health through a strict diet of mice and generally require a temperature gradient between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Male, approximately 2 years and 8 months).