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Honduran Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

Description:

The Honduran milk snake's base color is red with distinct rings or bands of black and yellow.[3] In some cases the yellow is actually a deep orange color and the animal in question is referred to as a tangerine phase. The Honduran milk snake is one of the larger subspecies of milk snake, attaining a length of 48 inches in the wild and some captive specimens reaching a length of 5 feet. The Honduran milk snake has a resemblance to the coral snake and this similarity in color, known as Batesian mimicry, helps protect the snake from potential predators.

Habitat:

The Honduran milk snake inhabits low to medium elevations of the tropical areas of Honduras, Nicaragua, and Northeastern Costa Rica.


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Gallatin, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.39, Long: -86.49

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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