Black Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum gaigae

A type of king snake, the non-venomous milk snake is known to prey on other snakes, including venomous species. In actuality, it eats pretty much anything it can catch. It does not, however, drink cow’s milk, as people once believed since they often spotted the snakes in barns.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 4 to 6 ft
habitatHabitat: Mountain forest
dietDiet: Mice, birds, snakes, frogs, insects, and eggs