Scientific name : Lampropeltis triangulum
Family : Colubridae
Native to : Canada, United States, Mexico and Central America
Interesting fact : The snake got its name due to a myth that it drank milk directly from a cow’s udder.
Conservation status : Not Assessed
Milksnakes have alternating bands of red, black and yellow or white and can be confused with the highly venomous coral snakes unless you know the mnemonic-red next to black is a friend of Jack, red next to yellow will kill a fellow. Found in a wide range of habitats and hibernating in burrows they feed on lizards, frogs, fish and other snakes.