Can be more than 15 years under human care
Females lay 12-20 eggs that hatch after about 2 months
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Up to 6 ft long
- Found in the Andes Mountain Range in Columbia. Live in forested areas from about 750 to 9,000 feet in elevation, under rotting logs and woodland debris.
- Because they live at high elevations, they can withstand lower temperatures that other snakes.
- Eats small rodents, birds, amphibians, lizards and other snakes, including venomous species.
- Mimics the Coral Snake in coloration which is a venomous cobra. The Milksnake, however, is not venomous.
- Vibrates its tail to sound like a rattlesnake in order to scare away predators.