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Tropical Kingsnake

(Lampropeltis triangulum)

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The Tropical Kingsnake is also called Milk Snake. A medium-sized snake; body is repeated pattern of red, whitish, and black rings, with reds the widest and whites the narrowest; in some individuals, white rings are replaced by orange; the ringed pattern fades in larger, longer individuals, which turn mostly all-black; a coral snake mimic; to 1.8m (6 ft). (Coral Falsa)


Low, middle, and higher elevation wet forests; moutainsides, hillsides, agricultural areas; found on the ground, often concealed in leaf litter.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Tropical Kingsnake (Lampropeltis triangulum), Costa Rica