Corn Snake

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.

Our Current Residents

Johnny, Male - Hatched 2011 (estimate)

Johnny is a pet surrender. He was given to ZooMontana after an encounter with a cat caused him to lose an eye. It's all fun and games...

Taxonomy

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

Animal Facts

  • Carnivore
  • Common
  • Grasslands
  • Diurnal


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