Latin nameLampropeltis triangulum triangulum
The Eastern Milk Snake ranges throughout much of the northeastern United States from Maine southward in the Appalachians, and westward to parts of Minnesota and Iowa.
Range in Ohio
In Ohio this snake has been found in central, southern, and northwestern parts of the state.
It lives in a variety of local habitats such as fields, woodlands, rocky hillsides and river bottoms. It often occurs on farms, and sometimes it wanders into houses.
he Eastern Milk Snake suffers from one of the myths about snakes, that it milks cows. That belief/story plainly is not true. Also, people sometimes kill Eastern Milk Snakes because of their resemblance to the Northern Copperhead Snake.
Actually, the Eastern Milk Snake is a beneficial animal, especially on farms. It actively seeks out and feeds on mice and other small rodents that infest barns and other farm buildings. The Eastern Milk Snake usually is secretive and hides under objects such as logs, boards and stones.