They have excellent climbing abilities and are often spotted in trees searching for birds or bird eggs. Desert kingsnakes vary in color but generally have a black base with yellow-white rings that range in width.
- The kingsnake will hibernate during the colder months of fall and winter.
- Kingsnakes can tolerate rattlesnake venom and will often consume rattlesnakes as part of a meal.
- If they do not try to escape, often they will "play dead" by flipping over onto their backs and lying motionless.
|Range||North and Central America|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|
|Zoo location||Education building|