Name: Corn snake
Scientific Name: Pantherophis guttatus
Threats: Habitat destruction and accidental killing.
Distribution: North America
Habitat: Forests, rocky grassland and abandoned buildings.
Appearance: They have slender body that can reach 24 to 72 inches in length and are usually orange or dark yellow in colour.
Diet & Feeding: Corn snakes primarily eat rodents. They are constrictor snakes, meaning that they catch their prey and squeeze it.
Social Behaviour: They are calm, docile and they enjoy being handled.
Males and females: Differences between male and females are often extremely subtle.
Lifespan: 6 - 8 years
Number of young: 12 - 24 eggs.
Interesting fact: The colour depends on their habitat as it provides camouflage. The belly of a corn snake looks like a kernel of Indian corn, hence the name.
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