Lampropeltis nigra

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A larger species of kingsnake mainly in length rather than girth, usually mainly black in appearance but can have some white, cream or yellow pattern on top with normally a chequered belly pattern.

The pattern on the dorsal part of the snake comes from some hybridisation between the speckled kings that extend into part of its range.

Our future breeders come from Casey County, Kentucky - hopefully they will be jet black like their parents.

Pure examples of these are very rare in captivity especially in European collections .

Adult pair pictures courtesy of Phil pk Senior

Hatchlings from above parents 2017

Hatchlings from above 2018