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Lampropeltis getula holbrooki
Nonvenomous Status Uncommon in Katy and Cypress Texas Description/Identification Coloration of adults varies but those I have seen in the Katy area are a combination of black with yellow speckles.   Has round pupils and I have only found them in woods near bayous but they occur in multiple habitats. Defense The first defense for this snake is to flee.  The ones I have found have all been docile and never attempted to bite even when handled.  They are capable of biting and letting off a musk smell but I have never had one do either.  Field guides report this as being an aggressive species so depending on the individual snake and its mood (just like humans) behaviors vary.
(Speckled Kingsnake)