Thursday, December 10, 2009

"White-wall" or "white-sided" Speckled Kingsnake

Dale Pierrottie and Chris Holland here at work (the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District) just brought me the most incredible-looking Specked Kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula holbrooki that I have ever seen come from the wild! Normally patterned above; its sides are white with occasional black freckling and its underside is completely white. Where the white scales exist, they are tinged with light yellow. Beautiful specimen! -James

The first two images below compare the white-wall kinsnake (top) to a typical one (bottom). More images of the white-sided individual follow below.

1 comment:

  1. James,
    What neat pictures. Would you call this coloration (white wall) partial leucistic coloring? Harriett