Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum (24-36", up to 52")



A snake with a bold pattern, the milk snake has a lightish grey to beige body patterened with reddish-brown patches outline with black. Bigeger patches on the back alternate with little ones on their sides. There is a pattern on the head, normally with a light "Y" or "V" inside a reddish-brown area. Smooth scales lend this interesting reptile a shiny appearance. Its belly is marked with an irregular pattern of black on white. It can be confused with the copperhead, as the patterns are similar; however, the copperhead doesn't have pattern on its head. It can also rattle it's tail, which could cause some to mistake it for a rattlesnake, even though the two kinds of snake look very different.


Milk Snakes

Housing Your Pet Milk Snake

14/03/2011 16:58
Properly housing a milk snake isn’t difficult – it only requires adequate space, knowledge of your species of milk snake, and some time to put...


Different Kinds Of Pet Milk Snakes

14/03/2011 16:53
There are many different types or species of milk snakes that are located throughout the world. In the US alone, there are a handful of different...


Honduran Milk Snake

14/03/2011 16:47
The Honduran King Snake is a well-liked tri-colored snake, regularly bred in captivity which makes it a perfect breed to have as a pet. Obviously...


Pet Milk Snake Care

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How To To Care A Pet Milk Snake

14/03/2011 16:35
Perhaps you are looking into buying a Milksnake, or have recently acquired one, but are unsure of their characteristics and needs. This article...


Housing Your Milk Snake

14/03/2011 16:33
One of the most significant things to recollect about housing your king snake is that not unlike the other snakes, these guys are escape artists....


Milk Snakes And Kings - Close Relatives - Care Sheet

14/03/2011 16:30
Since King snake and milk snake are closely related, belong to genus Lampropeltis, their basic care and housing requirements will be pretty much...


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