Is kingsnakes dangerous?
King snakes are good pets for snake owners, and they are good natured, so they are not dangerous.
Prairie kingsnakes are dietary generalists and feed on a wide variety of prey. Mammals, birds, birds eggs, snakes, lizards, frogs, and reptile eggs have been reported as food. Prairie kings, like other kingsnakes, will eat venomous snakes. They are immune to the venom of North American venomous snakes and such snakes will use other methods to escape kingsnakes. Instead of striking, the the venomous species will throw loops of coils at the kingsnake in an…
Rattlesnakes are not toxic to eat unless the predator has open wounds or ulcers in it alimentary canal. The venom is only dangerous if it reaches the internal tissues by injection - by being bitten. Kingsnakes routinely eat other snakes, even their own kind or rattlesnakes. They are also immune to the venom of rattlesnake.