Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum
** Harmless **
|Common Name:||Eastern Milksnake|
|Scientific Name:||Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum|
|Genus:||Lampropeltis is derived from the Greek words lampros which means "radiant" and pelta meaning "small shields".|
|Species:||triangulum is derived from the Latin word triangulus which means "having three angles".|
triangulum is derived from the Latin word triangulus which means "having three angles".
|Vernacular Names:||Adder, chin snake, checkered adder, chicken snake, cow-sucker, highland adder, house moccasin, leopard-spotted snake, milk sucker, sand-king, sachem snake, thunder-and-lightning snake|
|Average Length:||24 - 36 in. (61 - 90 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:||42.2 in. (107.3 cm)|
|Record length:||52 in. (132.1 cm)|
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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