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California King Snake

Lampropeltis getula californiae


I found this 3 and a half foot California King Snake slithering across the trail at the Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad, CA one afternoon.

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Nice find!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

fascinating creature!

KarenP 11 years ago

I agree, Jolly. This snake was on the move pretty quickly. I looked on the trail side to see if I could get some close ups, but he was well hidden.maybe next time.

Thanks Cindy. It's my first Ca King snake sighting. Very cool.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Nice snake. A couple of shots more would have been nicer.

Nice one Karen!

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Carlsbad, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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