Milk Snake

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Milk Snake, a nonpoisonous, useful species of king snake. The milk snake is found throughout the eastern United States and in southern Ontario. It frequents barns and farmyards in search of mice and rats. Its name is based on the false belief that the snake sucks milk from cows. The milk snake attacks and swallows both harmless and poisonous snakes, and is at least partly immune to most snake venom.


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