• 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 rats,  mice and other mammal prey, such as 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 climb trees and swallow bird eggs from unguarded nests.