Nelson’s Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni

Milk snakes are shy and reclusive, taking cover during the day under logs and rocks. Their flexibility allows them to wriggle through crevices and cracks. They are generally crepuscular, that is, they are most active and come out to hunt at dawn and dusk.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 3 to 3.5 ft
venomousVenomous: Non-venomous
habitatHabitat: Forest and coastal plains
dietDiet: Small vertebrates and eggs