VIDEO: Enormous kingsnake on Kiawah Island
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) —
Mother nature's wonder was on full display this morning at Mingo Point on Kiawah Island.
The Kiawah Island Nature Program captured the video above of a large eastern kingsnake.
It's impossible to say how long the snake is without a frame of reference in the background, but it looks to be at least 5 feet. That wouldn't be unheard of.
The Virginia Herpetological Society says eastern kingsnakes average between 3-4 feet long, but the longest ever recorded was 6 feet, 10 inches.
Kingsnakes aren't venomous. In fact, the Savannah River Ecology Labratory says they are actually resistant to venom of copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes, and will kill and eat those dangerous to snakes if they get a chance. Eastern kingsnakes also eat other reptiles, amphibians, rodents and birds.