Coastal Plain Milksnake Photo courtesy of Scott Smith
Coastal Plain Milksnake Photo courtesy of Corey Wickliffe
Close-up Photo of Coastal Plain Milksnake courtesy of John White
Little is known about how this snake’s habitat preferences differ from the species from which it derives. Specimens have been found in agricultural fields near woodlands and in open pine and mixed hardwood-pine forests, typically with sandy soils. Primarily found on the coastal plain, with the largest known populations in St. Mary’s and Calvert counties.
Habitat photo for Coastal Plain Milksnakecourtesy of Rebecca Chalmers
Look under coarse woody debris in open mixed woods and on the edges of woods and agricultural fields. This snake is non-venomous. There is considerable individual variation on whether they will bite when handled.
Found only on the Coastal Plain.
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