Snake Removal and Control
For immediate snake removal, please call (520) 449-4200 or (520) 743-1411.
kingsnakes of our area range from ~3 feet to 6 feet in length. The body
is long and slender and scales are smooth as opposed to keeled. Young
kingsnakes may range from approximately 6 inches to 20 inches. Body
diameter is generally about the width of a pen or pencil.
top of the kingsnake (dorsal side) is mostly black with very narrow
bands of yellow or white intersecting the black. Coloration of young of
the year kingsnakes is often more pronounced vs. adult kingsnakes.
Unlike rattlesnakes, the head of the kingsnake mostly conforms to its body. Kingsnakes have no rattle and are not venomous.
Kingsnakes are highly adaptable and found throughout Pima County, including the urban areas of Tucson.
of the year kingsnakes commonly find their way into homes and other
structures. Adult kingsnakes often enter homes and structures, as well,
if given the opportunity. Adult kingsnake removed from a home.
are excellent climbers. It is not uncommon to observe this species well
above ground level, seeking birds and bird eggs for a meal.
kingsnakes kill rattlesnakes? Yes, they certainly do! In fact,
kingsnakes will kill and eat most any animal it can fit into its
Kingsnakes generally mate in the spring. The female
might lay 2 - 24 eggs between May and August. Eggs hatch in
approximately 60 days. Newly hatched snakes are usually in the 7 inch
to 8 inch range.