milk snake

noun
any of numerous, usually brightly marked king snakes of the subspecies Lampropeltis triangulum (doliata ), of North America.
Also called house snake, milk adder.


Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism; so called because they were said to suck milk from cows

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milk snake
 
n
a nonvenomous brown-and-grey North American colubrid snake Lampropeltis doliata, related to the king snakes

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Here, for example, is what happens when a milk snake tries to slither across a smooth plastic surface.
Three non-poisonous snakes that look similar to the coral snake are the scarlet snake, scarlet kingsnake and the red milk snake.
The only predicted reptile that was not located was the milk snake.
The snake in question was identified as a non-venomous milk snake that was later released unharmed.
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