Friday, September 21, 2012

Nature Center Naming Contest


Eastern Milk Snake

Our nature center animals are not pets but they are cherished members of our nature center team. We are currently accepting thoughtful Name suggestions for our nature center animals. If you have a name suggestion for our Eastern milk snake in the above photo please e-mail us at: smatthews@frederickcountymd.gov.

Eastern Milk Snakes are slender, smooth snakes with reddish or brown splotches on a gray or tan background.  A light “Y’ or “V” mark is usually just behind the head.  The belly of this snake is white with a black checkerboard color.  The number and type of splotches, body rings, and the scale pattern vary in different geographical areas.  Adults grow from 2 to 4 feet. Milksnakes are secretive and like to hide under logs, bark, stumps, and the underground rodent burrows.

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