Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum
Juvenile eastern milk snake found crossing a trail in Shenandoah National Park, VA. These snakes have a tan or gray ground color and three to five rows of reddish-brown, black-edged blotches. There is a gray or tan Y- or V-shaped mark usually present at the rear of the head. The belly is whitish with squarish black blotches giving a checkerboard effect. It grows to lengths of 24-36 in. (61-90 cm).
Occur in woods, fields, marshes, farmlands, and suburbs. They normally stay out of sight, often hiding under boards and trash near buildings.
Spotted on Jun 1, 2015
Submitted on Nov 2, 2015
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