Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum
Photo of Eastern Milksnake courtesy of John White
Close-up Photo of Eastern Milksnake courtesy of Scott A. Smith
Will utilize a variety of habitats. In higher elevations may be found in deciduous and mixed forests, grassy hillsides, and rocky outcrops. In lower elevations, they prefer wooded areas, open fields, powerline rights-of-way, and around human habitation.
Photo of Habitat for Eastern Milksnake courtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Primarily nocturnal and burrowing so may be difficult to find. This snake may be found during the day under rocks, logs or boards or other cover. Known for showing up around barns and out buildings when mice are plentiful. Non-venomous.
Found from the Fall Line (roughly I-95) west through the Piedmont and mountain regions.
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