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young snake. Maybe Desert Kingsnake or Common Kingsnake?
This is appears to be a desert kingsnake, lampropeltis getula splendida
Well, it's a Common Kingsnake. As to what subspecies, it could be either if this is a baby. The desert type can have babies that look like this. Go read more: http://www.reptilesofaz.org/Snakes-Subpa...
for the sake of accuracy would it be most prudent to just identify as a common kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula)?
According to the Wikipedia link listed, in Arizona, Cali Kings intergrade with Desert Kings and Mexican Black Kings.
Spotted on Jun 14, 2013 Submitted on Jun 14, 2013