Where in the world?
Forest edges throughout North, South and Central America.
Milk Snakes are a species of Kingsnake with 24 subspecies. The subspecies have strikingly different appearances, and many of them have their own common names.
Milk snakes grow on average to 20 to 60 inches in total length including their tail.
They have smooth and shiny scales and their typical color pattern is alternating bands of red-black-yellow or white-black-red. However, red blotches instead of bands are seen in some populations.
Did you know?
The bold red, black, and white bands of color common to milk snakes and some other species of kingsnakes, evolved in mimicry of the venomous coral snake.