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'''Kingsnakes''' are small, harmless animals that will occasionally wander onto the map alone. They do not yield much meat or bones when butchered, are not particularly valuable pets, and do not have a crippling venom to unleash on your enemies like [[black mamba|some]] [[king cobra|other]] [[rattlesnake|snakes]]. They do, however, lay a decent amount of eggs per clutch and may be used to start an egglaying industry.
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'''Kingsnakes''' are small, solitary [[Creature|animals]] found in a variety of different [[biome]]s. As their description implies, they carry no [[syndrome]] unlike [[black mamba|some]] [[king cobra|other]] [[rattlesnake|snakes]], making them entirely harmless to the average [[dwarf]]. Like other snakes, they continuously grow through their entire lives, though notably never reach their full size; they require 60 years to reach 1,500 cm³ (which's only about as big as a [[guineafowl]]), but only live up to 30 years.  
  
==In real life==
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Kingsnakes can be captured in [[cage]] [[trap]]s and [[Animal trainer|trained]] into exotic [[pet]]s. They are born adults and as such can't be fully tamed. While virtually useless for a [[meat industry]], they can be placed in a [[nest box]] to lay [[egg]]s, being roughly equivalent to [[duck]]s in egg-laying prowess.
  
As mentioned in the creature description, many kingsnake species are known for their striped coloration which imitates that of the poisonous coral snake. To help distinguish between the two, simple rhymes like 'red on yellow, kill a fellow' and 'red on black, venom lack' are often used.
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Some dwarves [[Preferences|like]] kingsnakes for their ''coloration'' and their ''habit of eating other snakes''.
  
 
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[[Image:Lampropeltis getula getula.jpg|thumb|center|400px|Admired for its ''habit of eating other snakes''.]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:11, 18 October 2017

Kingsnake

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Urist likes kingsnakes for their coloration.
Biome

Variations

Kingsnake - Kingsnake man - Giant kingsnake

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Size
Birth: 20 cm3
Mid: 750 cm3
Max: 1,500 cm3
Food products
Eggs 5-12
Age
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 1
Fat 1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A small, brightly-colored snake. It is known for eating other snakes and being mistaken for its venomous cousins.

Kingsnakes are small, solitary animals found in a variety of different biomes. As their description implies, they carry no syndrome unlike some other snakes, making them entirely harmless to the average dwarf. Like other snakes, they continuously grow through their entire lives, though notably never reach their full size; they require 60 years to reach 1,500 cm³ (which's only about as big as a guineafowl), but only live up to 30 years.

Kingsnakes can be captured in cage traps and trained into exotic pets. They are born adults and as such can't be fully tamed. While virtually useless for a meat industry, they can be placed in a nest box to lay eggs, being roughly equivalent to ducks in egg-laying prowess.

Some dwarves like kingsnakes for their coloration and their habit of eating other snakes.

"Kingsnake" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: etar therleth
Elvish: afedo imaza
Goblin: zozlo slorust
Human: deng rosha
Admired for its habit of eating other snakes.