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Milksnake - Honduran

 
Alternative Name
Honduran Milk Snake Scientific Name: Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis

Basic Info

The Honduran Milksnake has the most diversity in coloration of all the milksnake subspecies; the Honduran Milksnake appears in a variety of colors and patterns. They are usually banded with yellow, black and red. The yellow bands can also be white or orange. The red bands are usually fairly wide, and both the yellow and black bands can be either very narrow, only a few scales wide, or even thicker than the red bands. The shades of the red band also differ. They can be orange, maroon, or crimson. Many snakes have saddles, pinstripe black bands, or partial stripes. Some are a shade of red with only black bands. One of the most popular colorations of the Honduran Milksnake is the "Tangerine Phase". In these snakes, the black bands are either incredibly narrow or nonexistent and both the yellow and red bands are closer to orange in color.

Health

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Habitat

They can be found in swamps and mountains.

Behavior

The Honduran Milksnake is a beautiful snake found, as the name would suggest, in Honduras. Their coloration is very diverse. Honduran Milksnakes, especially certain color phases, such as the "Tangerine Honduran", are highly valued among collectors. The Honduran Milksnake is moderately aggressive, especially when feeding. Like other milksnakes, they feed primarily on rodents and other small mammals.

Origin

Central America

History

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Common Foods

They are valued as wild animals on the farm and in urban areas as they eat mice and other rodents.

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