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Serpentes (Ophidia)


Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

L. triangulum is known for its mimicry: they adapted the same colours (although not in the same sequence) as the very poisonous Coral snake.

Notice the pattern of the smooth body scales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Author: Koen Stein
Last updated: 21/11/2005
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