Thursday, June 24, 2010

The King Snake: The Protector Of Your Domain.

This King Snake Was Found at a residence on Bethany Road.

MILTON - With summer in full swing, nature is alive in abundance and activity. This time of year, citizens are more likely to see everything from turtles, to turkey, to even snakes. One snake in particular that calls Milton home is the King Snake.

Eastern king snakes are large 36 - 48 in shiny-black smooth-scaled snakes with white or yellow chain-link bands that cross the back and connect along the sides. Because of this pattern this species is also referred to as the chain kingsnake. Eastern kingsnakes have a short stout head and small beady eyes.

King Snakes thrive in habitats including hardwood and pine forests, farmlands and suburban areas.

They are strong non- venomous constrictors and consume a variety of prey including snakes, lizards, and rodents. Kingsnakes are resistant to the venom of pit-vipers and they readily eat and hunt for the vemomous copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes.

So if your yard has a resident as a king snake, consider yourself lucky. They are most likely on the trail of venomous snake that could seriously hurt or kill a loved one or beloved pet. If you still want to evict this fine fellow, give us a call. We'd love to have him live with us!

Tim Enloe / / 770 653 0552


Anonymous said...

That may be Tim, but I still do not want a snake in my yard!

Anonymous said...

Tim - good call! Most folks have a snake phobia, but I would agree with your assessment. The King Snake is a good friend to have.

Anonymous said...

I had a king snake in my barn last year. The rat problem dwindled. This year I have yet to see a rodent.

Anonymous said...

Tim, I bet the snakes will move on because of all the noise and traffic from the school, and remember even thought is is summer and quiet you have to disclose the issues to the snakes.

Anonymous said...

The fourth comment is laughable - must be from a "snake in the grass".