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Black Milksnake

The black milksnake is native to Costa Rica and Panama and is found in high mountain cloud forests at elevations of 4,000 to 7,000 feet.
At hatching the black milksnake has red, yellow, and black bands mimicking the venomous coral snake. Within two years these bands begin to fade to all black. 

HABITATHigh mountain cloud forests
DIETRodents, lizards, small birds, eggs
LIFE Expectancy10 years

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