Milksnake (Sinaloan) / Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

  • Sinaloan
  • Sinaloan

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The Sinaloan milksnake is easily recognised because of the very broad bands of red which are wider than in most other subspecies

The Sinaloan milksnake is red with triple bands of black and yellow – a thin yellow band is sandwiched between the black band on either side. The red bands are three times the width of the black and yellow triple bands.

It is found in arid and semi-desert rocky areas with sparse vegetation. The Sinaloan milksnake rests during the day under rocks, in rock crevices or beneath cactus plants. It can also be found on farmland under woodpiles and in old buildings. It emerges at night to eat rodents, birds, eggs, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Sometimes they eat other snakes

The Sinaloan milksnake mates in May to June and the female lays 5-15 eggs under logs, rocks, vegetation. The eggs hatch after about 60 days.

The Sinaloan milksnake is non-venomous and harmless to humans.