Snake Park
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Sinaloan Milk Snake

Common Name: Sinaloan Milk Snake

Scientific Name: Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

Diet: Sinaloan milk snakes are opportunistic eaters, consuming anything available, including reptile eggs, lizards, snakes, amphibians, birds and small mammals, such as rodents. 

Overview: The Sinaloan milk snake is predominantly blood red with distinct rings or bands of black which have thinner cream-coloured, whitish, or (rarely) light cream-yellow bands within the black bands.

Reproduction: The Sinaloan milk snake mates from early May to late June, sometimes twice a year. The brumation period is between November to February. The female lays an average of 5-15 elongated eggs beneath rotting wood, boards, rocks and rotting vegetation

Natural Enemies: Common predators of milk snakes include skunks, raccoons, dogs, cats, hawks and owls.

Conservation Status and Threats: Milk snakes are common throughout their range and are neither threatened nor endangered. They are sometimes killed by humans because they are commonly mistaken for venomous snakes.

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