The king snake might easily furnish material for a long chapter.
Time after time the king snake swept by in front of us, decreasing the circles and, I thought, increasing his speed.
Yet, as the king snake had done, I also drew back warily, listening.
One day several people were able to observe a king snake swallow a slightly smaller rattler.
The king snake (Lampropeltis getulus) is notorious for ophiphagy, and doubtless preys upon the racer at times.