She said milk snakes
were not as deadly as others with similar markings, such as coral snakes.
grow up to almost two metres in length and have very specific dietary and environmental requirements.
The milk snake
is distinctly round in cross-section, with a bright pattern of red-orange blotches separated by black and white or cream bands.
On peeling back the lid I was confronted by a very sorry sight: a small brightly coloured milk snake
had been coiled up tightly inside the container, and the lid secured on top of him.
In the meantime I could buy a baboon, or a milk snake
of which he sends photos to my mobile.
THE milk snake
is harmless and is closely-related to king snakes.
Or that some harmless species, such as the US milk snake
, mimic the colourful stripes of the venomous coral snake to ward off predators?
5ft milk snake
which terrorised shoppers at Costcutter in Townhill, Swansea.
Additional reptiles that could occur at the IIA properties by virtue of their range and habitat preference but were not observed during our survey include: broadhead skink (Eumeces laticeps), Kirtland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii), milk snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum), rough green snake (Opheodrys aestivus), and eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus).
The milk snake
, at almost 2ft, and corn snake - 4ft in length - have been named after former TV character Dusty Bin and a wheelie bin.
There were 84 brown snakes (Storeia dekayi dekayi), 84 eastern garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis), one milk snake
(Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum), five eastern plains garters, two eastern massasauga, three Kirtland's snakes, 13 northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon sipedon), and seven redbelly snakes (Storeia occipitomaculata).
The police have now impounded the reptile, which has been identified as a Sinaloan milk snake
, which are nonpoisonous and originate from America.