Stuarts Milk Snake

The Stuart’s Milk Snake is a species of King Snake. There are 24 subspecies of milk snake, Stuart’s Milk Snake being one of them. The subspecies have strikingly different appearances and many of them have their own common names. They are not venomous or otherwise dangerous to humans.

Milk Snakes grow 20 – 60 inches long. They have smooth and shiny scales and their typical colour pattern is alternation bands or red-black-yellow or white-black-red.

They are distributed from southeastern Canada through most of the continental Unite States to Central America, down to western Ecuador and northern Venezuela in northern South America. Young milk snakes typically eat slugs, insects, crickets, and earthworms. Adult diet frequently includes lizards and small mammals. They are also known to eat birds and their eggs, frogs, fish, and other snakes.

Stuarts Milk Snake @ Safari Niagara

  • Safari Niagara’s Stuart’s Milk Snake can be found at our reptile house.
  • Sometimes it can be found travelling with the Safari Niagara Zooniversity Outreach Show

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Lampropeltis
Species: L. t. stuarti

Did you know?

  • Milk snakes are primarily terrestrial and attempt to blend in with ground litter.
  • They are frequently found in and around barns.
  • Milk snakes typically live around 12 years.