Strange Lactation Species Diversity: The Story of the "Milk Snake"
Local to the Nogales Lactation Museum is, of course, the Milk Snake, Lampropeltis triangulum, a species of king snake. There are several interesting facts to ponder here. First of all, it is important to note that there are 24 types of milk snake though, misleadingly, only 23 actually lactate. Also, as the greater species name indicates, it is a “king” snake which is the first clue that it is the males, not the females, of the species that lactate. The lactating glands are lo