Louisiana Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum amaura

Description 3

NOT venomous. Head slightly wider than neck, transitioning smoothly to the body, smooth scales, round pupils. Cylindrical body is red, black, and yellow/white in a pattern that does not extend across the belly. Yellow/white is always separated from the wider red sections by black. Typically 16 to 22 inches (41 to 56cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Chris Harrison, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1879334
  2. (c) Zack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zackbittner/139537941/
  3. (c) Amber Leung, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNat Map

Type not venomous
Pupils round
Scales smooth
Colors black, red, white, yellow