Brooks’ King Snake
Scientific Name Lampropelitis getula brooksi
Native To Florida especially the south
Habitat farmlands, swamps and everglades
Diet carnivores – lizards, mice, rats and other snakes (even venomous ones)
Size and Age The males will typically reach 4 to 6 feet and are slightly larger than females
Brooks’ King snakes are a subspecies of the Florida king snake and are known for their distinctive parchment coloration. Brook’s king snakes are burrowers, and so they use their flat shovel like heads to push aside dirt and other ground debris to find shelter and look for food. Being excellent swimmers, they may hunt both on land and in the water, and when it comes to prey items, they are known to commonly feed on other snakes, including venomous snakes, which is why they are called King snakes.