Louisiana Milk Snake

Louisiana Milk Snake

Louisiana Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum amaura


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Squamata
FAMILY
Colubridae

Range

North America; statewide in Louisiana except for the marsh and western hill country


Habitat

Bottomland hardwood forests


Diet

Anoles, mice, lizards, small snakes, earthworms

Length

16 to 30 in.

Gestation

62 days

Clutch

3 - 9 eggs

IUCN Status

Not listed

Facts

  • Louisiana milk snakes have alternating bands, in order, of black-red-black-yellow-black.
  • Sexual maturity is reached at two to three years.
  • Milk snakes are secretive burrowers, hiding by day in loose, sandy soil, beneath objects on the ground or under the bark of tree trunks or logs.
  • Nocturnal

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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