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Transpecos Mole or brown kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana) They are non-venomous and very docile.

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animal, brown, brown king snake, gray, lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata, mole snake, nature, non venomous, reptile, snake

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  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Im not telling you what would happen if I saw this little beauty coming out of a hole! I think it would involve wet britches! But as always Mamba its an awesome image! Good to know it has a nice bite!

  • mamba
    mambaover 4 years ago

    Swaby, this one likes to be handled, even by you! I think your dragonflies are more dangerous than this wee critter.

  • Michael L Dye
    Michael L Dyeover 4 years ago

    Nice!! i’ve been looking for a wild Mole kingsnake for quite awhile. I’m guessing this one is captive?

  • Thanks again Michael. Yes, this was taken in a private snake park which is owned and run by professional herpetologists who also breed their snakes. This one is a mexican species.

    – mamba

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture, I suppose it helps to know your snakes!!!

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