ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – Warning to those of you who fear snakes, you shouldn’t have clicked on this article.
Like it or not, the serpent cycle of life was caught on tape last weekend at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch where an adult California kingsnake got the best of an equally-hefty gopher snake.READ MORE: Early Morning Earthquake Cluster Rattles Central Coast
If you’re squeamish about snakes, here’s your last chance to look away. If not, here’s the video:READ MORE: Oakland Police Intensify Sideshow Crackdown As Violence Escalates
The Oakland Zoo profile of the kingsnake indicates that it’s not uncommon for them to devour their slithering siblings.MORE NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shipments Could Arrive As Soon As Monday
Both gopher and kingsnakes are considered harmless to humans, in fact, the San Diego Zoo points out that kingsnakes often prey on rattlers and other venomous snakes. Rattlers have also been spotted in the area where this video was filmed.