Question 7 of 12
Which of the snakes below frequently eats other snakes?
Choose an option from the pictures below:
Correct! This is an eastern king snake, Lampropeltis getulus, a species that frequently eats other snakes, including venomous species. They are partially immune to the venom of some snakes.
Correct! This is a dusky pigmy rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, and though this one is eating a leopard frog at the moment, we have observed them eating ribbon snakes on several occasions.
Correct! This is the indigo snake, Drymarchon corais, which eats a wide variety of prey, including other snakes. They seem to have a particular fondness for rat snakes.
Nope! This is a rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivalis, and like the folks that study them, they are gentle and mild-mannered. They eat mainly insects, though when exceptionally bold, may take a tree frog.