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Honduran Milk Snake

Honduran milk snake is a subspecies of milk snakes with a colorful appearance. Mostly exhibiting three shades, the albino version of it only has two shades one is red and the other being pale white. Due to its length and beauty, it is often bred in captivity. In the wild, the snake kills its potential prey by constriction.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Clade Tetrapodomorpha
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Lampropeltis
    Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

    Size Adults grow up to be 4-6 feet
    Weight 2.8 pounds
    Color Red body with yellow and black patterns, sometimes the yellow is orange in some snakes(known as tangerine)
    Distribution Honduras, Ecuador, Northeastern Costa Rica, and Nicaragua
    Habitat Tropical areas
    Diet Adult milk snakes consume birds, eggs, rodents, lizards and other venomous and non venomous snakes while young ones feed on earthworms and crickets
    Hibernation period Late October to May; they hibernate in brumation meaning they wake up just to drink water
    Venom fact Non venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Reproductive age 18 months
    Breeding season Mid March-April
    Clutch size 3-18 eggs
    Egg Laying Season Early June
    Incubation period 4-6 weeks
    Average lifespan Around 15 years in the wild and 20+ in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

    Honduran Milk Snake Pictures Gallery

    Published on November 3rd 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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