Sinaloan Milk Snake

The name milk snake comes from the fact that they were often found in cow sheds


They were thought to be there to drink the cow’s milk, this was untrue however, they were most likely there to eat the rats and mice that also lived in the barns.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Family:
Colubridae
Diet:
Rodents, birds, amphibians and other reptiles.
Life Span:
15 - 20 years
Distribution:
North America
Did you know?
The Milk snakes pattern mimics that of the coral snake (which is highly venomous), although a Milk snake is actually harmless – unless you’re a mouse!

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