Louisiana milk snake

Louisiana Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum amaura

CLASS Reptilia | ORDER Squamata | FAMILY Colubridae

RANGE North America; statewide in Louisiana except for the marsh and western hill country

HABITAT Bottomland hardwood forests

DIET Anoles, mice, lizards, small snakes, earthworms

16 - 30 in

62 days

3 - 9 eggs

IUCN Status
Not Listed

Louisiana milk snakes have alternating bands, in order, of black-red-black-yellow-black. These nocturnal snakes are secretive burrowers, hiding by day in loose, sandy soil, beneath objects on the ground or under the bark of tree trunks or logs.

Sexual maturity is reached at two to three years.