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Honduran Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis


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.


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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