Grey-Banded King Snake

Our Grey-Banded King Snake, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MAGrey-Banded King Snake
Lampropeltis alterna

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Wild: 8 years
Captivity: 20 years

Size
3-4 ft

Weight
.5 lbs

Facts for the Grey-Banded King Snake, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • Grey-banded king snakes have two main color variations,or morphs. One is called “Blair’s,” which has wide orange bands on grey. The other color morph is “alterna,”  in which the snake has thinner orange bands on grey.
  • Though common, these snakes are secretive and often difficult to find in the wild.