Corn Snake

Pantherophis guttatus
Corn Snake
Corn Snake

Corn snakes are found in North America and are probably the most common snake kept in captivity. They are non venomous and can grow up to 5ft + in length. Adults diet mainly consists of small rodents, the snake will strike at its prey and wrap coils around is body, with every breath the victim breaths out, the snake tightens its coils just a little more. Usually a very placid snake when encountered, however if it feels threatened it will vibrate its tail, the vibrations from the tail hitting surrounding leaves or similar sound like the “buzz” of a rattlesnakes rattle thus fooling some animals that it is dangerous. They are part of the colubridae family, which all together make up two thirds of all snake species.