The Scarlet Kingsnake is a non-venemous snake that uses constriction to kill its prey. They are usually well under 20 inches long, and babies can be as small as 3 1/2 inches long. They aren't poisonous like the Eastern Coral Snake, but are often confused with them. Scarlet Kingsnakes live in the southeastern United States, and their generic name (Lampropeltis) means "bright shield." They are mostly nocturnal.
Scarlet Kingsnakes are carnivorous, and hunt for smaller prey at night. Their favorite food is the skink.