Corn snake


Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus)

Handsome and harmless

There are two possible explanations regarding the origin of its most frequently used english common name corn snake. 1. The main habitat of the Corn snake are grainfields and granaries. There they prey on abundant rodents. Another explanation provides the colourful Indian corn. Its cob resembles the pattern of the corn snake‘s belly. The corn snake can reach a body length of 1.8m, but often remains much smaller.

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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 lengths

Reproduction: 8-30 eggs

food: amphibians, reptiles, small vertebrates

Way of life: nocturnal and at dusk

Danger: not endangered

distribution: eastern and southeastern USA to Central Mexico

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