This is Artemis, the Brazilian Rainbow Boa, my new snake🐍 She's so beautiful, I feel like pictures don't do her justice. I got her Sunday 1/13 and she already took her first meal. I'm so excited to watch her grow up💕
Besides Pythons, I’d have to say my competing favorite genus of snakes are Lampropeltis, which are Kingsnakes. They are able to eat venomous snakes such as rattlesnakes, in addition to their diet of eggs, lizards, and rodents. Depending on species, kingsnakes can grow up to 6ft long but usually stay around 4-5 1/2 feet. Milk snakes are actually kingsnakes as well.
This is Ornifex - a young female Mexican Black Kingsnake. She’s had a history of escaping, but is now secure in a locking vivarium. Kingsnakes are notorious for being little escape artists, so make sure you have a solid lockjng enclosure to prevent escaping.