I did a search and was unable to find any threads specifically dedicated to the appreciation of California King snakes. Since they are one of the classic American herps I figured I ought to remedy that.
So why don’t ya hop on into the comments and share your best and brightest Ca. kings!
Tigra is one of the coolest looking California king snakes I’ve had the pleasure of keeping to date. I just love everything about her. The dash striping going down the center of her spine from her head to her tail, and the way it hides amongst the almost tiger-like banding along with the subtle but also somehow not so subtle yellows on her sides that fades to bright white on her back. All of that with a head pattern that looks like an ink blot test and a stellar temperament and appetite makes her one of my all time favorite snakes.
Cheesecake is cool looking, but hes a punk lol. He was sold as a lavender albino partial striped Ca. King
And Shortcake was also sold as a lavender albino full stripe. She is hit and miss on attitude. I definitely have to make sure to get the scent of any other snake off before handling her or she’ll try to eat me. The phot of her that looks pink was taken in the morning light by our patio door and light made her come out that way so that’s why I gave her the name Shortcake as in Strawberry Shortcake.