Milk Snake

LAMPROPELTIS TRIANGULUM

Will vibrate its tail to mimic the sound of a rattlesnake when it feels threatened.

Coloration mimics that of a venomous snake to avoid becoming prey.

There are 25 different subspecies of milk snake each varying slightly in color.

Our Current Residents

Moo, Male - Hatched 2018

Moo came to the Zoo in 2018 as a newborn. Very tiny, he is difficult to see and is often under one of his logs.

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Colubridae
  • Genus: Lampropeltis
  • Species: Lampropeltis triangulum

Animal Facts

  • Carnivore
  • Common
  • Forest
  • Diurnal

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