Corn snake


Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Pretty and harmless

There are two possible explanations regarding the origin of its most commonly used English name corn snake. 1. The main habitat of the Corn snake are grainfields and granaries. There they prey on abundant rodents. 2. Another explanation is provided by the colourful Indian Corn. Its bulbous nose resembles the pattern of the corn snake‘s belly. 


Category: other

Weight: 200-800g

Size: body length from 120 to 150cm

Breeding duration: depending on the temperature, about 60-80 days

Age: up to 30 years

Sexually mature: from 20cm body lengths

Reproduction: 8-30 eggs

food: amphibians, reptiles, small vertebrates

Way of life: nocturnal and at crepuscular

Danger: not endangered

distribution: Eastern and South-Eastern USA to Central Mexico

distribution area