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  Milk Snake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) is a species of king snake.
Some milk snakes have a striking resemblance to a coral snake and use this mimicry (a type of mimicry called Batesian mimicry) as a form of self defence.
Milk snakes are, however, frequently found in and around barns, making use of their cool and dark environments, and for the easily accessed populations of rodents to feed on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Milk_Snake   (343 words)

 Milk snake
Some milk snakes have a striking resemblance to a coral snake[?] and use this mimicry as a form of self defence.
The eastern milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) does not resemble a coral snake[?] and tends to have similar markings to that of several other snakes, particularly the fox snake.
Like other members of the king snake family, the milk snakes are cannabalistic and do have at least some immunity to the venom of other snakes.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mi/Milk_snake.html   (180 words)

 Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum
Milk snakes are diurnal in the spring and fall becoming largely nocturnal in summer.
Most milk snakes move away from their rocky outcropping or mammal burrow hibernaculums to farms and grasslands with suitable food and cover during the summer.
Young snakes comprise a large portion of a baby milk snakes' diet, but they are not found to be the most significant food item for adults.
www.herpnet.net /Minnesota-Herpetology/snakes/Milksnake.html   (702 words)

 Eastern Milk Snake - Meet Your Neighbors - Fall 2002
The eastern milk snake is the most widespread and variable species of king snake, ranging from southeast Canada, west to the Rocky Mountains, and south to northern and western parts of South America.
Milk snakes were undoubtedly drawn to mice that foraged on waste grain, and there they found shelter in barns and other farm buildings.
A look at the milk snake's local distribution and habitat suggests that while early farmers may have viewed it as a rogue cow milker intruding on their barns, the snake was actually hosting the farmers on its home turf.
www.chicagowildernessmag.com /issues/fall2002/milksnake.html   (669 words)

 Milk Snake Gallery
The mexican milk snake occurs naturally in southern Texas to southern Tamaulipas to Nuevo Leon to eastern Coahuila.
The sinaloan milk snake,Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae, has a fl head with a slight white mottling on the snout, and a white ring at the angle of the jaw.
The sinaloan milk snake is certainly one of the most attractive of the milk snakes.
www.snakesalive.co.za /milksnake.php   (760 words)

 milk snake care sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The length of a milk snake's cage should be at least 2/3's of the snake’s body length and should possess multiple hiding areas.
Unless they are being brumated (hibernated) milk snakes should always have access to warmer localized temperatures to aid in digestion, immune function and metabolism.
Milk snakes are crepuscular, meaning they come out during the subdued lighting of dawn and dusk.
www.reptileforums.com /care_sheets/snakes/milksnake.htm   (760 words)

 Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Milk snakes are also found in woodlands and in the loess hills, but here they are rarely discovered unless they are found hit on the road or crossing a trail.
Milk snakes endure many temperature extremes hiding under tin or rocks in hot weather when other species of snakes are underground, or hiding beneath rocks or boards with water or mud under them.
Milk snakes are usually apt to coil, strike and bite when captured, especially during cold weather.
www.herpnet.net /Iowa-Herpetology/reptiles/snakes/eastern_milksnake.html   (1052 words)

 PetPlace.com - Article: Choosing a Honduran Milk Snake
The Honduran milk snake is one of the Central American representatives of the common milk snake.
Since the Honduran milk snake is essentially terrestrial, an average sized specimen requires a minimum floor space of 12 by 30 inches – the size of a 20-gallon long aquarium.
Milk snakes have an amazing resistance to the debilitating effects of the poison of venomous snakes, and may include these in their diet.
www.petplace.com /netscape/nsArtShow.asp?artID=2067   (1325 words)

 Milk Snake
A boldly patterned snake, the milk snake has a light gray to tan body covered with reddish-brown blotches bordered in fl.
Small mammals are the preferred prey of milk snakes, who are able to enter burrows and consume young in their nests.
Milk snakes routinely eat other snakes, and may also take birds and bird eggs, frogs, fish, earthworms, slugs and insects.
www.umass.edu /nrec/snake_pit/pages/milk.html   (266 words)

 Brandywine Zoo - Animals in the Zoo - Honduran Milk Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Milk Snakes range from the northeastern United States west to Minnesota and south, at higher elevations, to northern Alabama.
Milk Snakes are oviparous, the elliptical eggs being deposited beneath stones, in plant debris or in rotted logs.
Called the "Milk Snake" because of a widespread belief that it milks cows, it does frequent barns in search of rodents but not milk.
www.brandywinezoo.org /milksnake.html   (218 words)

 Milk Snake: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
Milk Snake: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
Milk snakes mate in spring or early summer.
Milk snakes are found near forests in open land.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/snakes_turtles/milksnake.html   (300 words)

 Central Plains Milk Snake
Milk snakes are characterized by smooth scales, a bold fl and white pattern on the belly, and brilliantly contrasting patterns on the head, body, and tail.
Central Plains Milk Snakes usually breed in the spring, and the female lays eggs in June or July.
Their life span in the wild is unknown, but captive milk snakes have lived up to 21 years.
www.garden-city.org /zoo/animalinfo/ReptAmph/milk_snake.htm   (249 words)

 Milk Snake Detailed Information - Montana Animal Field Guide
The back and sides of the body of the milk snake are marked with whitish, fl, and reddish or orange bands, with the reddish-orange bands bordered by the fl; the snout is flish and sometimes with whitish flecking.
Milk snakes have been reported in areas of open sagebrush-grassland habitat (Dood 1980) and ponderosa pine savannah with sandy soils (Hendricks 1999, B. Maxell personal communication, L. Vitt personal communication), most often in or near areas of rocky outcrops and hillsides or badland scarps, sometimes within city limits.
Milk snakes are mostly crepuscular and nocturnal, although they may on occasion be active during the day, particularly during moist surface conditions.
fwp.mt.gov /fieldguide/detail_ARADB19050.aspx   (1007 words)

 Kingsnakes & Milk Snakes
All Kingsnakes and Milk Snakes belong to the genus “Lampropeltis”;, and are found solely in North and South America as well as in the lower parts of Canada.
Milk Snakes and some of the banded kingsnake species are often confused with the deadly Coral Snake.
Remember, all snakes serve a major function in preserving a healthy ecosystem and should NOT be killed unless you or a loved one is in grave, and unavoidable risk of immediate injury or death.
www.tigerhomes.org /animal/kingsnakes-milk-snakes.cfm   (885 words)

 LEXCORN | Corn Snake Pantherophis guttatus (formerly Elaphe guttata)
There are several subspecies among the milk snakes, including the Honduran which is found in the rainforests of Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in Central America.
Milk snakes are opportunistic feeders and have been known to consume a variety of animals including rodents, eggs, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
Although the Honduran milk snake can climb they are, essentially, a terrestrial snake and provision of sufficient ground space is required in the vivarium.
www.freewebs.com /lexcorn/honduranmilksnake.htm   (734 words)

 MILK SNAKE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Milk snakes average 25-30 inches in length, and are characterized by an ornate pattern of reddish brown, fl-bordered saddles on the dorsal surface, alternating with the same pattern on the sides.
The Eastern Milk Snake can be found in the northern half and southeast parts of the state, while the Red Milk Snake can be found in the southwest.
Milk snakes often forage around farm sheds and barns, but live in many different kinds of environments with the exception of especially dry habitats.
herpcenter.ipfw.edu /outreach/accounts/reptiles/snakes/Milk_snake/index.htm   (233 words)

 Milk Snake,Reptiles,Amphibians,Milk Snake Picture Gallery Collection,Milk Snake Pictures,Encyclopedia,Milk Snake
The snake's common name is erroneously derived from the myth that it sucks milk from cows.
Milk snakes are smooth-scaled and generally tricolored in a banded or blotched pattern of red or brown, bordered by fl, on a background of gray, white, or yellow.
The fl-bordered red distinguishes milk snakes from CORAL SNAKES, Micrurus, in the United States, where the red is bordered by yellow.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/reptilesindex.asp?counter=31   (207 words)

 BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | Milk snake hiding in shop's door
A local snake expert and his wife had to be called to extricate the 3.5ft milk snake.
He is locally known as a snake expert and is called out hundreds of times a year to rescue snakes which escape from their proper homes.
The couple took the snake home with them to care for it until the owner could be found, but the snake died a few days later.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/wales/south_west/4923910.stm   (329 words)

 Milk Snake Care Sheet and Information - WNYHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
General appearance: Milk snakes are represented by three general pattern types: tri-colored in which the snake possesses bold rings of white/yellow, fl, and red/orange, which may or may not extend onto the belly and completely encircle the snake.
Temperature: Being a temperate to a sub-tropical species, milk snakes will do well with daytime ambient air temperatures ranging from 78° to 82° F. The air temperature may be allowed to drop to 65° to 70° F. at night.
A good rule of thumb when feeding any captive snake is that the food item should not be larger than 1½ times the girth of the snake at its widest point.
www.wnyherp.org /care-sheets/snakes/milk-snake.php   (955 words)

 Eastern Milk Snake
Eastern milk snakes are commonly encountered throughout Ohio in a variety of habitats, including woods, meadows, and river bottoms--even within cities, where they occasionally enter buildings in search of mice.
Their frequent occurrence in rodent-infested barns led to the fallacy that they milk cows by night; hence the name milk snake.
Like other members of the kingsnake group, milk snakes feed primarily upon mice and other small rodents, as well as smaller snakes.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /wildlife/Resources/reptiles/emilk.htm   (213 words)

 Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)
Despite their name, these snakes do not (and could not) milk cows, but will seek mice and rats in and around farm buildings.
These snakes are harmless to humans, though they may vibrate their tails and bite if cornered or handled.
Range and Status: Milk snakes are fairly common throughout the Lower Peninsula, but are rare in the Upper Peninsula.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12201-61211--,00.html   (165 words)

 Kentucky Snakes - Milk Snake Eastern - full description
Generally the snake is marked with a row of brown to red blotches with fl borders on a gray to tan background.
The red milk snake is similar except the blotches are redder, larger, and fewer.
Milk snakes get their name from the old wives tale that they suck milk from cows (pretty absurd)and can often be seen around buildings.
www.kentuckysnakes.org /snake_details.cfm?snake_number=16&option=backyard_snakes   (105 words)

 Eastern Milk Snake and Scarlet Kingsnake - North Carolina
Milk Snakes range between 24 and 36 inches (61-90 cm) in length.
Milk Snakes' bellies are mottled with fl and white.
Although these snakes are frequently found in barns while searching for rodents, the stories about their "milking" capabilities are purely myth.
www.herpsofnc.org /herps_of_NC/snakes/Lam_tri.html   (392 words)

 Pueblo Zoo Honduran Milk Snake
One of the baby Honduran milk snakes is on exhibit in the Pueblo Zoo's milk snake exhibit, while the other three are currently housed off exhibit.
Called the milk snake because of a totally false belief that it milks cows, the Honduran Milk snake has been known to frequent barns, but only in search of rodents.
Honduran Milk snakes, like all milk snakes, are secretive animals, spending much of their time burrowing through the loose forest litter.
www.pueblozoo.org /archives/mar01/feature.htm   (290 words)

 Black Milk Snake: WhoZoo
The snakes are active from April to September.
The fl milk snake was given to the Ft. Worth Zoo when it was a baby.
They are really thankful to have this snake because it has bring joy and excitement to the zoo keeper.
www.whozoo.org /Anlife2002/katfish/KF_BlackMilkSnake.htm   (393 words)

 ArtWanted.com | minerva bloom | Milk Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The tri-colored milk snake also has red, fl and yellow (except that this one is a very old momma, so her yellow colors are a bit more subdued).
The difference between the coral snake and the tri-color milk snake is that a coral snake's pattern goes from red, yellow and then fl where as the tri-colored milk snake goes from red, fl and yellow.
Also the coral snake is a venomous snake and the tri-color is a colubrid which is non-venomous.
www.artwanted.com /imageview.cfm?ID=91385   (117 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - milk snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "milk snake" at HighBeam.
Preliminary report on two long-term reptile population studies at the J.H. Barrow Field Station: turtles and snakes.
Snake, rattle & roll: this spring, no viper is safe.(annual rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, TX)(Brief Article)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-milksnak.asp   (117 words)

 Snakes of New York
Snakes play critical roles in the environments where they occur, primarily by the position they hold in food webs in natural communities.
These snakes, like many other species, are variable in color and pattern; the basic color is dark brown or green with three yellowish stripes down their sides and back.
The milk snake is a boldly patterned serpent (brown or reddish blotches on a light grey to tan body) that vibrates its tail when annoyed.
www.esf.edu /pubprog/brochure/snakes/snakes.htm   (1165 words)

 Lampropeltis triangulum (Milk Snake): Appearance
This little snake is a mimic of the Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius fulvius) which also occurs throughout the same range.
Head: The head of the pale milk is usually mostly white, with the fl largely confined to the parietals and rear portions of the frontals.
Occassional snakes have the orange more red, but the red is rarely as bright as is seen in other subspecies.
people.wcsu.edu /pinout/herpetology/ltriangulum/appearance.htm   (2562 words)

Often mistaken for the poisonous coral snake (not found in South Dakota) and often killed.
Distribution: the red milk snake is found in the extreme southeastern counties.
The pale milk snake is found in the counties adjacent to and west of the Missouri River.
www.sdgfp.info /Wildlife/Snakes/Milksnake.htm   (109 words)

 Kingsnake/Milksnake Page - Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Eastern Milk Snake is most often some shade of Gray, ranging from light silver to almost brown, with the pattern saddles some shade of brown occasionally leaning toward red in southern populations.
It is in North Corolina that the Eastern Milk Snake is believed to integrade with the Scarlet King Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides.
The Eastern Milk Snake Seems to be a generalist in habitat preferance.
www.kingsnake.com /king/triangulum/ttriangulum.html   (344 words)

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