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The eastern kingsnake is one of the most colorful and best known of North Carolina's snakes. Except for the higher mountain regions, it is found throughout the state. It is an efficient predator of small rodents and a notorious, indiscriminate eater of other snakes, both venomous and harmless alike.
The scarlet kingsnake is one of North Carolina's most colorful snakes. This species is readily identified by its scarlet or crimson color and rings of yellow and black completely encircling its body. Its range covers the piedmont and coastal plain. The scarlet kingsnake is harmless to man and feasts mainly on lizards, small snakes, and the young of smaller mammals.
Beane describes the three species of kingsnakes found in North Carolina - the Eastern, scarlet, and mole.