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Mexican Milk Snake

The Mexican Milk Snake is a very brightly patterned subspecies of the milk snake that are found in parts of Mexico.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Lampropeltis
    Species L. triangulum
    Subspecies L. t. annulata
    Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum annulata

    Length 24 to 30 inches (61–76 cm)
    Coloration A cream band bordered by two black bands on a dark maroon-red base
    Distribution Warm to hot semi-arid regions of northeastern Mexico
    Habitat Semi-arid brush areas rich with sandy soils
    Diet Lizards and rodents; occasionally other snakes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Spring to rainy season
    Clutch Size 4–10 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

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    Published on December 7th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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