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Emily, the Eastern Kingsnake 

Lampropeltis getula

I am occasionally corrected by children, "But shouldn't she be called a Queensnake since she's a girl?" Yes, they are probably right.

They get their name because in the wild, their diet includes other snakes- even rattlesnakes. Kingsnakes are immune to rattlesnake venom. 

Here at Lick Your Eyeballs, Emily eats rodents and chicks.