Jethro, Barnaby, & Betty Sue

Corn Snake - Central United States

Elaphe guttata

RECOMMENDED FOR AUDIENCES:
1 - 100 YEARS OLD

Diet

These active predators seek out food sources which consists of rodents and other small prey.

Lifecycle

Corn snakes lay 12-24 eggs and abandon them.  They reach a mature size of 3-5 feet and generally live 15-20 years.

Interesting Facts

The name "corn snake" is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents.

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