Wildlife of Henry W. Coe State Park
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Common Kingsnake
Lampropeltis getulus

Head and "neck".

This beauty was banded chocolate brown and cream.
You also see many which have black bands instead
of brown.

Along Coit Road below Coit Camp.

25 April 1995.

If this looks to you like a nice grassy patch dotted with buttercups, look
more closely, and you will see that is a nice grassy patch dotted with buttercups
and with a kingsnake stretched out from upper left to lower right.
This is the same one as seen close-up on the top photo.

Same place and time.

Above two images copyright Ó by Lee Dittmann.

This individual appears to have been run over.  It shows the black/white variation
of the species.

On Hobbs Road.

September 1976.

Photo copyright Ó Dave Hildebrand.
Used with permission.

Swimming across Coyote Creek.

Most snakes will swim across water if the need arises.  At Coe it is unusual to see
any of them in the water except the garter snakes.

October 1985.

Photo copyright Ó Dave Hildebrand.
Used with permission.

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Henry W. Coe State Park, California
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