15 years (wild); 23 years (captivity)
Mice, Rats, Bats, Birds
Man, lizards, snakes, raptors, small mammals
Throughout the south-eastern and central United States (New Jersey to the Florida Keys and as far west as Texas) and parts of Mexico
Corn Fields, corn cribs, overgrown fields, forest openings, trees, abandoned or seldom used buildings and farms, from sea level to as high as 6,000 feet
Corn Snakes are normally orange with black lines around red colored saddle markings going down their backs with black and white checkered bellies, which resembles Indian Maize.
Corn Snakes are non-venomous constrictors. Usually active throughout the day, these snakes may hide under loose tree bark, logs, and rocks. Corn snakes hibernate in colder regions and come out on warm days to soak up the sun. Because of their generally docile nature, corn snakes are common in the pet trade. When hunting, corn snakes are proficient climbers, scaling trees for birds and bats.
Corn snakes are egg-laying reptiles
ANIMAL FUN FACT!
Domesticated corn snakes are found in 30 colors and 5 patterns. New variations become available each year as breeders gain better understanding of the genetics involved.Corn snakes are also known as Red Rat Snakes.
The name "Corn Snake" comes from the checkered scales on the animals belly, which looks like Indian Corn (Maize).