Rex, Regina, & Princess
Rex and Regina's history is unknown, but they are believed to have been taken from the wild and kept as pets before being sent to Turtle Bay. Princess is their offspring, hatched July 22, 2013.
About California Common Kingsnakes
Order: Squamata; Family: Colubridae; Species: Lampropeltis getula californiae
Range: West coast of North America; from the tip of Baja to southern Oregon, and the west coast of California to the desert areas of Nevada and Arizona.
Habitat: Desert, woodlands, chaparral, farmland, river bottoms, grasslands, deciduous and coniferous forests, rocky outcrops, clumps of vegetation, and under rotting logs and old lumber.
Diet: Opportunistic, they will eat other snakes (ophiophagy), lizards, salamanders, rodents, birds, eggs, frogs, and small mammals.
Size: Between 3-5 feet in length, rarely over 5 feet. They are fairly slender.
Lifespan: They can reach 10-15 years in the wild, 20 or more years in captivity.
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