A king snake is a nonvenomous snake that is found in the southeastern United States. In Mississippi the king snake is black with white bands. The king snake is a constrictor which means it kills its prey by wrapping its body around it and squeezing it until it stops breathing. The king snake is not aggressive and will usually only strike if it feels threatened.
What does a king snake look like in Mississippi?
King snakes in Mississippi are often black and white but they can also be brown reddish or yellow.
They usually have a distinctive pattern of bands or spots.