Eastern Milksnake - Lampropeltis triangulum

Eastern Milksnake

*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies:  No subspecies recognized.


Similar Species: 

Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  Known from specimens from La Salle Parish in north-central Louisiana. A 2015 publication describes a specimen from East Carroll Parish that presumably belongs to this species based on field characteristics.


Natural History: 

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Global Conservation Status:  Eastern Milksnakes have not been assessed by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank based on previous taxonomy is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Eastern Milksnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have never observed this species in Louisiana, but observed them with regularity in Tennessee.

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