Milksnake (Intergrade) - Lampropeltis triangulum

(Lacépède, 1789)
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Adult, Terrell County, Texas.

Milksnakes from this area are considered to be intergrades of Lampropeltis triangulum celaenops and Lampropeltis triangulum annulata - the Mexican Milksnake (Dixon, Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas) (although Dixon and Werler's range map in Texas Snakes shows them to be pure annulata.) A pure L. t. celaenops from Arizona is shown below for comparison.

(This snake was hit by a vehicle on a road at night. It died a few hours after these pictures were taken.)

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