Red Milksnake (Red Milk Snake)
This is one of Missouri’s most beautifully colored snakes. The general body color is white, yellow, or light tan, with red or orange blotches bordered with black. The belly is white and strongly checked with black.
Similar species: The red milksnake often is misidentified as a coral snake, which is not found in Missouri. Coral snakes have red bands bordered by yellow.