Speckled Kingsnake - Lampropeltis holbrooki

Speckled 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.

Other Common Names: 

Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.


Similar Species: 

Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  Occurs west of the Mississippi River, except in the southeastern part of the state.


Natural History: 

Best Time and Place to Observe:

Global Conservation Status:  Speckled Kingsnakes are listed as Least Concern based on previous taxonomy by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

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

Author's Remarks: I have observed this species in many areas of Louisiana, including Cypress Island Preserve (St. Martin Parish), Chicot Arboretum (Evangeline Parish), Kisatchie National Forest (Vernon Parish), Lake Bistineau State Park (Webster Parish), Bayou Teche NWR (St. Mary Parish), and the Atchafalaya Basin, both above and below I-10.

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