Corn Snake

Corn snake
Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) by Mike Wesemann (Mwx) PD image

Corn Snake…

Corn snake
Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) by Mike Wesemann (Mwx) PD image

The corn snake is a non-venomous snake found in North America. These snakes make good pets — they are rather calm and easy to care for. However, they do tend to escape from their homes, so a close eye should be kept on them! They grow 4 to 6 feet (1.2 to 1.8 meters) long, and can live to be 23 years old in captivity.

Corn Snake devouring a dead mouse fetus. Image credit: David Shankbone GFDL v1.2

The corn snake is a constrictor. It bites its prey to get a grip, and then coils tightly around the prey and swallows it whole, sometimes suffocating it first, sometimes not! Rodents, lizards, bats, frogs, small birds and birds’ eggs are all food to the corn snake.

Corn Snakes are featured in the following book:
25 Awesome Snakes

The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about Corn Snakes. Details of the videos featured are underneath.

The Playlist:

  1. Texas Corn Snake by Orry Martin
  2. California King Snake vs. Corn Snake | Pet Snakes by Howcast


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