Corn Snake - (Elaphe Guttata)

Common Name

Corn Snake


Scientific Name

Elaphe Guttata



A docile snake with weakly keeled scales.



Found most commonly on farmlands.



Can reach 6 feet in length.


Identifying Marks

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


Small rodents.


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


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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