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Lampropeltis triangulum






There are three forms of milk snakes in Oklahoma:

  • Red milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum syspila


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  • Central Plains milksnake   (shown in all photos above)

Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis


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  • Louisiana milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum amaura


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Adults 16 - 36 inches (41 - 91 cm)

Rodents, lizards, and snakes

Mates in spring and lays 2 - 20 elongated eggs in June or July.  Eggs hatch in 6 - 9 weeks and young are 5 - 12 inches (13 - 30 cm) long.

Open prairies, woodlands, and farmland

Other Information:

The red milksnake is found in the eastern 1/4 of the state, except for extreme southeast Oklahoma. 

The central plains milksnake is found in central and western Oklahoma.


The Louisiana milksnake is found only in extreme southeast Oklahoma.


Why doesn't the range map show this species in my county?

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