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 Honduran Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)




Honduran Milk Snake | Lampropeltis triangulum-hondurensis photo
Lampropeltis triangulum taken at the Tierpark Berlin, Germany

Photograph by Haplochromis. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

HONDURAN MILK SNAKE FACTS

Description
The Honduran Milk Snake has an orange-red base color with black and white bands, or black and yellow bands. There is also a tangerine phase with orange bands instead of yellow or white. The head is black with a broad snout band of yellow or white, and a band at the base of the head of the same color. The banding pattern continues across the underside.

Size
length 90cm - 120cm

Environment
tropical rainforest

Food
eats rodents, small lizards, small snakes, nestling birds

Breeding
Female lays 6 - 12 eggs. Hatchlings are 20cm - 25cm long

Range
Honduras, Nicaragua and parts of north east Costa Rica.

Notes
The Honduran Milk Snake is a popular pet snake. Wild caught specimens may be nervous and prone to biting. Captive bred snakes become more docile with handling. They are fairly easy to care for and are available in a wide variety of colors and morphs including tri-colored , tangerines, albinos.

Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Colubridae
Genus:Lampropeltis
Species:triangulum hondurensis
Common Name:Honduran Milk Snake


Relatives in same Genus
  Gray-banded Kingsnake (L. alterna)
  Prairie Kingsnake (L. calligaster calligaster)
  Mole Kingsnake (L. calligaster rhombomaculata)
  California Kingsnake (L. getula californiae)
  Florida Kingsnake (L. getula floridana)
  Eastern Kingsnake (L. getula getula)
  Speckled Kingsnake (L. getula holbrooki)
  Desert Kingsnake (L. getula splendida)
  Mexican Kingsnake (L. mexicana mexicana)
  Mexican Milk Snake (L. triangulum annulata)
  Pueblan Milk Snake (L. triangulum campbelli)
  Scarlet Kingsnake (L. triangulum elapsoides)
  Nelson's Milk Snake (L. triangulum nelsoni)
  Sinaloan Milk Snake (L. triangulum sinaloae)
  Red Milk Snake (L. triangulum syspila)
  Milk Snake (L. triangulum triangulum)
  San Diego Mountain Kingsnake (L. zonata pulchra)