Lampropeltis triangulum

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Description: A colorful snake that has alternating banded or saddle pattern of white, red and black is longer and is wider than that of the Mountain kingsnake. Adults are 18 inches - 4 ft.
Venom: None
Habitat: Inhabitant of sagebrush desert grassland, pinon juniper forest, broadleaf woodlands. Frequents canyons, river bottoms, farmlands and suburban areas.
Behavior: Nocturnal in hot weather. A secretive snake found inside logs, under rocks and under boards. Found from 5500 to 9,000 ft.
Reproduction: Mates in early spring and has clutches of 3-23 eggs.
Diet: Adults eat small rodents, frogs and lizards. Young will only eat small lizards.
Authored by: Garth Teitjen