Is a king snake a black snake or the same family in western p.a
A king snake is a brown colored snake, while a black snake isn't.
There different but there basically the same
Kingsnake is a type of colubrid snake. Most of these snakes have quite vibrant patterns on their skin. Black snakes are a non-venomous colubrid species that is found in North America. For more details, check out the links below http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_snake and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsnake.