Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum

Life expectancy: Averages 9-12 years
Habitat: Milk snakes are found throughout the eastern United States, into southern Canada, and south into Mexico and Central America.
Characteristics: Omnivore, Nocturnal

Fun Facts About THE MILK SNAKE

  • Although not very aggressive, milk snakes will bite and spray musk if mis-handled.
  • Larger mammals and birds are enemies to the Milk Snake.
  • They are not poisonous and are often mistaken for a rattlesnake because they shake their tail.
  • Milk snakes are often confused with the deadly coral snake and are killed.
  • They are members of the king snake family.