Norm the Eastern King Snake

News posted Mar. 22, 2017 - 10:57 am

The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is proud to announce that the name chosen from over one hundred entries, edging out the name ‘Zeus’ in the last week, is Norm. Norm is short for Dr. Norman Camp, one of the founders of Partners for Environmental Justice, a group that worked tirelessly in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s to bring a wetland park to southeast Raleigh.

Eastern king snakes are native to North Carolina and are common in urban areas, as well. Their claim to fame is that they eat other snakes, including venomous ones like the copperhead. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center adopted Norm as a rescue from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Visitors are welcome to stop by and meet Norm, any time the center is open. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is located at 950 Peterson Street, just a mile from downtown Raleigh, and is open from 10 a.m. to dark Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to dark on Sundays. The center is closed on Mondays.


  • Walnut Creek Wetland Center
  • 950 Peterson Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27610

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