Sonoran Mountain King Snake Lampropeltis pyromelana

Although Sonoran mountain king snakes are not venomous, they bear a strong resemblance to the venomous coral snakes. This adaptation helps keep would-be predators at bay.

Origin Icon

ORIGIN:
Southwest United States and north Mexico

Habitat Icon

HABITAT:
Rocky areas

Height/Weight Icon

HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 18-44 in

Diet Icon

DIET:
Rodents, lizards and eggs

Predators Icon

PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

Natural Defenses Icon

NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

Reproduction Icon

REPRODUCTION:
Lay 3-20 eggs at one time

Threats Icon

THREATS:
Collection for the pet trade

Life Expectancy Icon

LIFE EXPECTANCY:
10-15 yrs in wild

X

CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

X