One of the most attractive snakes within our Discovery Centre collection is the non venomous Sinaloan milksnake and during Love Your Zoo Week we feel it’s a species well worth a mention.
Easily identified by its triple bands of red, black and yellow, the 1.2 metre snake is found in arid and semi-desert rocky areas of Mexico, emerging at night to eat rodents, birds, eggs, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
The Sinaloan milksnake mates during May and June when the female lays eggs under logs and rocks which hatch after 60 days.
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