*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.
Louisiana Range: Nearly statewide but absent in the Florida Parishes, and few records from Acadiana in southwest Louisiana and parts of northern Louisiana.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Western 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: Western Milksnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have only observed this species twice in Louisiana, both in the Atchafalaya Basin north of I-10, but see them routinely in the Big Thicket of east Texas.