|A picture of my first, from 04, included for nostalgia.|
I have had luck finding them in a few different ways - primarily roadcruising and flipping rocks and tin/boards. I can't recall if I even found one out on the crawl while hiking, but I don't think I have.
I often ask permission of people to search their property when looking for kings, and do my best to explain that the presence of these snakes is good and will "help" keep the population of venomous snakes down. We are all salesman in a way...
So if you happen across a king someday, remember I put in a good word for him. Take time to enjoy his presence, but please let him return to rule sovereign over his land and subjects.