The king ratsnake is sometimes known as "stink snake" or "stinking goddess". This is because they secrete a very strong, foul-smelling musk when they are threatened.
Put the heating on
Like other snakes, the king ratsnake cannot regulate its own body temperature. Therefore, its needs an external heat source to regulate its temperature.
King ratsnakes will eat anything, including other snakes and have been known to sometimes eat their own kind.