|Geographical Range||Eastern and central United States, as far north as southern Iowa|
|Habitat||Open woodlands, brushy hillsides, prairies, agricultural areas|
|Scientific Name||Lampropeltis calligaster|
|Conservation Status||Not listed by IUCN|
You’d have trouble seeing this slender snake in the wild. Its pale coloring helps it blend in with its surroundings.
The prairie kingsnake lives in fields, croplands, and prairies. It often takes shelter underground in loose soil or rodent burrows. The snake preys on rodents, frogs, birds, lizards, even other snakes.