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    Do garter snakes really eat rattlesnakes?

    Guess here’s living proof:
    Not sure how it ended, I tossed the pair under a bush and they were both gone in the morning.


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    That is a King Snake. They are immune to rattlesnake venom and do indeed eat rattlesnakes.
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    The guy in the picture doesn't seem to match either King Snake or Coral Snake. I don't see any black. http://www.wildlife-removal.com/snakecolorrhyme.html
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    California King Snake. Many of them are brown instead of black. And they love rattlers.

    http://cannundrum.blogspot.com/2009/...kingsnake.html

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    I once found a baby rattle snake about 10 inches long and a lizard about six inches long hooked together mouth to mouth. Both were dead. I don't know who was trying to eat who.

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