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Sinaloan Milk Snake

Sinaloan milk snake is a subspecies of nonvenomous snake belonging to the family Colubridae, found in Mexico. The subspecies is terrestrial and nocturnal. The snake is known to be fairly docile.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Lampropeltis
    Species Lampropeltis triangulum
    Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

    Length Around 120 cm or more
    Color Red with black and cream or yellow bands; cream bands lies between the black bands; red bands are larger than the black or cream bands; yellow or creamy white belly; head is black with a cream color band across the top of the head
    Distribution Mexico (southwest Sonora, Sinaloa and southwestern Chihuahua)
    Habitat Dry, arid, rocky semi-desert areas
    Diet Mainly rodents, also consume eggs, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes brumation during winter
    Predators Raccoons, foxes, skunks, coyotes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Early May to late June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 15 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

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    Published on August 21st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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