Honduran Milk Snake
Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis
Native To Central America from Honduras to Nicaragua
Diet Carnivorous – will eat snake, rodents, lizards, birds, and eggs
Size and Age Grow to be 5 feet and live 20 years
Natural History Milk snakes got their names because of an old belief that they would drink milk from cows in barns. People thought this because these snakes were found frequently in barns. They were likely drawn to barns for the rodents that also lived in the barns. Often, milk snakes are mistaken for the venomous Coral Snake. The bright red colouring is used to trick predators into thinking the snake is venomous. This is called mimicry.