• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Colubridae
  • Genus: Pantherophis
  • Species: Pantherophis guttatus

    • Corn snakes tend to be brown and red-orange, but colors vary with region and can include gray and yellow. Pet corn snakes can range in color from white to yellow, to black, though most retain the primary red/brown colors through breeding
    • They can sometimes be mistaken for venomous southern copperheads.
    • Over half of their diet consists of rodents such as hispid cotton rats, white-footed mice and other mammal prey, such as eastern moles. In Florida, their diet consists mainly of reptiles and amphibians.  This may be a cause for this region’s smaller snake sizes. Corn snakes will also climb trees and swallow bird eggs from unguarded nests.

 

Information courtesy of Animal Diversity website.