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