Corn Snake - (Elaphe Guttata)

Common Name

Corn Snake

 

Scientific Name

Elaphe Guttata

 

Characteristics

A docile snake with weakly keeled scales.

 

Habitat

Found most commonly on farmlands.

 

Size

Can reach 6 feet in length.

 

Identifying Marks

Red dorsal blotches outlined in black against a light brown background.

Diet

Small rodents.

Breeding

Around 10-15 small white eggs are deposited each year.

Myths and Lore

The corn snake earned its name by being commonly found in corn fields and grain stores.

Venom Effects

Non-Venomous

Pet Potential

Corn snakes are the main snake in the pet trade and come in many different colors. Their relative ease in keeping makes them a great beginner snake for amateur pet owners and most have no problem accepting thawed mice.

Additional Info

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