Corn Snake

Corn Snake

Corn Snake
Pantherophis guttatus


CLASS
Reptilia
ORDER
Squamata
FAMILY
Colubridae

Range

Southeastern United States


Habitat

Sandy pine woods, wooded groves, rocky hillsides, meadowlands, corn fields


Diet

Rodents, bats, birds, lizards

Weight

Avg. 2 lbs.

Size

1.5 - 6 ft.

Incubation

60 - 65 days

Clutch

10 - 30 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Non-venomous
  • Gets name from the color of the underside that resembles speckled Indian corn.
  • Considered the farmer's friend because it eats pests to crops such as birds, rats, mice, etc.
  • Hatchlings are 10 to 15 inches long and mature in 18 to 36 months.

 

Conservation

They are considered a species of special concern in Florida because they face habitat loss and destruction in the lower Keys.

Least Concern

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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