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Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Park Open 10:00 - 3:00 

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Sinaloan Milk Snake


Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae

  • Classification: Reptile
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 15-20yrs
  • Length: 3-4.5ft
  • Range: Northwest coast of Mexico
  • Habitat: open grasslands, old pastures, relatively dry lowlands
    • Diet in the Wild: birds, rodents, amphibians, other snakes, reptiles
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: mice

Milk snakes are a red, black, and beige striped snake; they are often mistaken for Coral Snakes which are highly venomous. The rhyme below is a good reminder of what to steer clear of and how to easily tell the difference between the two (milk snake, left; coral snake, right). If the red is touching the yellow stripe it is a coral snake, if the red is touching a black stripe then it is a milk snake. Milk snakes are a species in the genus Lampropeltis which includes a wide variety of species and sub-species. The scarlet king snake and the red milk snake are very similar species within the same genus, some of them are almost impossible to differentiate.

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11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97526
P.O. Box 36, Merlin OR 97532

Clinic/Office/Gift Shop Hours
7 days a week, 9:00 - 4:00

Self-Guided Tours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 3:00   
(Park closes at 3:00)   

Ticket Prices                                                          
Adults $14 | Seniors $12 (65+)
Children (ages 4-13) $7
Children ages 3 and under by donation

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

In this pursuit we aim to:

  • Involve people to share in our mission.
  • Educate people about the personal benefits of taking care of wildlife and the environment entrusted to our care.
  • Inspire people to make positive changes improving the world for wildlife.

We Need Your Help

With over 115 animal ambassadors, and over 1,000 sick injured and orphaned animals brought to our center each year - every dollar counts. We rely solely on people like yourself to support the work we do.

We receive no State or Federal funding and depend entirely on private funds to carry out our Mission.