Milk Snake
Lampropeltis triangulum

Family Colubridae

Adults 18" to 36" in length. Colored with bands of whitish to yellowish, black, and red or orange. Red or orange may appear as incomplete bands or saddles on black. Smooth scales. Single anal plate; two rows of scales on underside of tail.
Elevation Range:
Below 8000' in eastern and southern Colorado; below 6000' in western and central Colorado.
Subspecies in Colorado:
Lampropeltis triangulum taylori in western and central Colorado;
Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis in eastern Colorado.
Integrades between L. t. taylori and L. t. celaenops occur in southwestern and southern Colorado, while L. t. gentilis and L. t. multistrata integrade in the northeast.
  Milk Snake
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef.
Adams *  Dolores *  La PlataH Pitkin 
Alamosa *  DouglasH Lake  ProwersH
ArapahoeH Eagle  LarimerH PuebloH
ArchuletaH El PasoH Las AnimasJW1
Rio BlancoHMS17
ElbertH LincolnH Rio Grande * 
BentH Fremont *  LoganH Routt * 
BoulderH GarfieldH MesaH Saguache * 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral *  San Juan * 
CheyenneH Grand  MoffatJJR2
San MiguelH2
Clear Creek  Gunnison *  MontezumaH Sedgwick * 
ConejosH Hinsdale *  MontroseH Summit 
Costilla *  HuerfanoH MorganH Teller * 
CrowleyCM4 Jackson  OteroH WashingtonH
CusterH JeffersonH Ouray *  WeldH
DeltaH KiowaH Park  YumaH
Denver *  Kit Carson *  Phillips * 
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