Pueblan Milk Snake

The Pueblan Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli, is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake. They are typically nocturnal, especially in the summer months when the heat is beyond tolerable. They are commonly found in southern Puebla, eastern Morelos, and northern Oaxaca, Mexico. They are also very commonly found in captivity as pets.

Bright colors and broad bands of red, black and white distinguishes this subspecies from all other milk snakes. Adult Pueblan milk snakes reach lengths of 28 to 36 inches. Like most milk snakes, Pueblan milk snakes are typically nocturnal, especially during the summer months when the heat of the day is often beyond their tolerance.

Pueblan milk snakes will feed on just about anything they can overpower. They will consume warm-blooded prey such as mice, rats, and birds, as well as cold-blooded prey such as lizards, frogs, and other snakes, including venomous snakes.