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Eastern Milk Snake
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Range Throughout most of the eastern and middle United States down into Mexico.
Habitat Suburban environments, woodlands, tropical and temperate hardwood forest, meadows, rocky hillsides, and prairies.
Conservation Status STATE: NoneFEDERAL: None
Scientific Name Lampropeltis triangulum
Did You Know? Milk snakes received their names because the snakes were often found around barns and an old folk tale thought the snakes would steal milk from cows. They will rattle their tails similar to a rattle snake when agitated.