Milk Snake is specie of the king snake. They have smooth and shiny scales and their colours fluctuate from bands of red-black-yellow or white-black-red. However in some exceptional cases, red blotches instead of bands are seen. Their scales are divided into 19-23 rows and they have a single anal plate. The breeding process for milk snakes starts in spring, where they lay 2-17 eggs in rotting logs, which hatch from August to September. Milk snakes dwell in diverse areas, which include tropical forests, pine forests, damp coastal bottomlands, rocky mountainous regions, woodlands, plains, farmlands etc. Their range extends from Mexico, Colombia, Minnesota, Venezuela etc. Milk snake activity is mostly nocturnal. The young milk snakes prey on slugs, insects, earthworms and crickets. The adult snakes usually eat lizards and small mammals. They are also known to prey on frogs, fish, birds and their eggs. Although, milk snakes are more opportunistic eaters than other snakes, they typically feed on rodents.