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Amphibians and Reptiles

Prairie Kingsnake
(Lampropeltis calligaster)

Photo: Scott Ballard
Prairie Kingsnake

Check out the IDNR’s Wild About Illinois Snakes! website to learn about the Prairie Kingsnake (formerly called the Yellow-bellied Kingsnake).

The Prairie Research Institute’s Illinois Natural History Survey provides a species distribution map and more natural history information.