Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

Milk Snakes

The Milk Snake is a non-venenous snake that is found throughout Indiana County. They are known for their colorful blotches and pattern. The color can vary from red, tan, grey or brown with a Y or V-shaped mark on their heads. They will put up a little bit of a fight when encountered and will often coil into a ball and rattle their tails.

They are a strikingly patterned snake that feed on mice, voles and other small mammals. Contrary to their name they do not drink milk from cows although they are often found in old barns.