Welcome

Welcome to LocalityCalKings.com. I'd like to start off by acknowledging that this web site is inspired by and dedicated to my son Jakeub for his love of the natural occurring variety and beauty of 100% locality specific California Kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula californiae) . In the spirit of my first locality site www.localityrosys.com the objective of this site is to promote the uniqueness that locality California Kingsnakes posses through information and education. Even within a specific County, California Kingsnakes can be quite variable in color and pattern. Throughout this site you will experience this naturally occurring phenomenon, intriguing you to want to absorb all the knowledge that so many others have sought to gain throughout the years. I am by no means an expert, nor will I ever claim to be. I just want to share my sons love for what he believes to be one of the coolest snakes on the planet.

There are dozens of combinations of patterns and colorations that naturally occur in the wild. These generally fall under the basic categories of banded, striped, blotched, unicolored, , and speckled with additional variations in color and pattern depending on the particular geographic population. The Californian Kingsnake is generally diurnal, however they become more nocturnal during the summer months. In the winter, they may go deep underground and enter hibernation. California Kingsnakes are constrictors, feeding on almost any vertebrate they can overpower. Common food items include rodents, and other reptiles. The "king" in their name refers to their ability to hunt and consume other snakes, including Rattlesnakes. The California Kingsnake is an egg layer as opposed to giving live birth, such as Rosy Boas. Mating is throughout the spring. Eggs are laid between May and August which is generally 40–60 days after copulation. The typical clutch size is five to twelve eggs with an average of nine. The hatchlings usually emerge another 40–65 days later, and are approximately ten to twelve inches in length.