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Name: Corn snake

Scientific Name: Pantherophis guttatus

Classification: Reptile

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.

Other ZooLab snakes:

  • Royal python

  • Boa Constrictor

  • King Snake 

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