Project Description

Honduran Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum

Animal Class: Reptiles

Diet: Wild: Milk snakes feed on a wide variety of animals including mice, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, reptile eggs, birds and birds eggs.

Habitat: Milk snakes are found statewide in Iowa

Description: Milk snakes are nonvenomous. Although this snake’s blotched pattern remains consistent, its general coloration is quite variable. Some specimens can be beautifully light colored, having a light gray or brown ground color and bright to rusty red body blotches. Others can look a lot like fox snakes having an overall brown coloration. Still, others can be a dark gray with little or no difference in color between the ground color and blotches, only the black borders (which are always present) indicate the presence of blotches.

Our Animals: Klim. This animal is also an Ambassador Animal.