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Eastern Milk Snake

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.

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1 Comment

AshleyT 6 years ago

What a spunky little guy! Cute photos

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Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2015
Submitted on Nov 2, 2015

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