Scarlet Kingsnake - Lampropeltis elapsoides

Scarlet Kingsnake

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.


Similar Species: 

Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  The Florida Parishes.


Natural History: 

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Global Conservation Status:  Scarlet Kingsnakes have not been assessed by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Scarlet Kingsnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have only observed this species in the wild twice, once in early 2015 at Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida and in Louisiana in West Feliciana Parish in early 2019. I have not herped much in its range and habitat of the Florida Parishes in Louisiana.

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