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Central Plains Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis

Description:

Adult male Central Plains Milksnake. Quite harmless, I assure you.

Habitat:

Semi-arid grasslands, shrublands, plains, dry sandy soil, predominant vegetation: prairie grasses, banana yucca, juniper, sagebrush

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5 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

What a gorgeous spotting! <3 <3 <3!

Please be sure to add this to the Snakes of the United States – CSC mission to help with their citizen science project!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1202...

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

What a beautiful snake!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Wrathraptor - thank you for education. I figured this was the group if ever, who could answer that question.

An updated saying on how to tell poisonous Coral Snakes from all imitators (In North America Only)....
"Red touch yellow, kill a fellow. Red touch black, safe for Jack (or venom lack).

wrathraptor
wrathraptor 10 years ago

This is true... in North America ONLY! In other parts of the world, this is definitely NOT the case.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 10 years ago

A saying on how to tell poisonous Coral Snakes from all imitators....
"Red touch yellow, kill a fellow. Red touch black, safe for Jack (or venom lack). I would like to hear from this group if this is true. I'm kind of leery of all snakes regardless anyway.

wrathraptor
Spotted by
wrathraptor

Keenesburg, Colorado, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2011
Submitted on Jun 11, 2011

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