Brooks’ King Snake
Scientific NameLampropelitis getula brooksi
Habitat Farmlands, swamps and everglades
Diet Carnivore: lizards, mice, rats and other snakes (even venomous ones)
Size and Age Males will typically reach 1.2-1.8 m (4-6 ft) and are slightly larger than females.
Brooks’ kingsnakes are a subspecies of the Florida kingsnake and are known for their distinctive parchment colouration. Brooks’ kingsnakes are burrowers, using their flat, shovel-like heads to push aside dirt and ground debris to find shelter and food. They are excellent swimmers, allowing them to hunt on land and in water. When it comes to prey, they are commonly known to feed on other snakes, including venomous snakes, which is why they are called ‘king’ snakes.