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Corn Snakes

Corn Snakes at the Agricultural Science Unit

Pantherophis guttatus

These low-key snakes allow people to handle them and are generally docile.

Corn snakes are a type of rat snake and are named for the pattern of their belly scales that resembles maize, an ancestor of modern-day corn.

Their extremely variable and gorgeous colors and patterns, ease of care and breeding, and generally docile dispositions have earned corn snakes their rightful, premier place in herpetoculture. 

Fact Check

Common Name : Corn Snake

Scientific Name : Pantherophis guttatus

Type : Reptile

Diet : Carnivore

Avarage Life Span in Captivity :  15 to 20 years

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Size: 2.5 to 4 feet

Weight : 1.8 and 2.5kg

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Corn Snakes will vibrate their tails as a defense mechanism, similar to rattlesnakes.