Eastern Corn Snake

by Don Baird June. 11, 2020 445 views

HARMLESS (Non-Venomous). The Eastern Corn Snake is primarily active at night. It is both a terrestrial burrower and extremely good climber. It is found under rocks and logs, and in trees under bark and within palm fronds.

It feeds on lizards, frogs, rodents, and birds and their eggs.

It lays eggs. Breeding occurs from April-June, 3-40 eggs are laid during the summer, and newborns hatch from July-September. It can live up to 22 years in captivity.

The name "Corn Snake" is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents. It is hard to imagine a better man-made habitat, with rafters and logs on which the snakes could climb and hide, and they were paid for using it by eating the pesky rodents.

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Gethin Thomas 9 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful, but I'd probably run a mile if I saw one.

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Don Baird Replied to Gethin Thomas 9 months, 1 week ago

They are the most popular pet snake. They enjoy being held.

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Pete 10 months ago

stunning specimen. You get awesome varieties of them as they are bred for different colours

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Don Baird Replied to Pete 10 months ago

I didn't know there are different varieties.

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Tsao T-F 10 months ago

Beautiful and colorful!

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Camellia Staab 10 months ago

Really pretty. Looks like the snake population is getting around very well now that we traveling is not allow for humans grinning

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Don Baird Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months ago

This is the most popular pet snake.

10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 10 months ago

Beautiful colors! Never seen one before! Thanks!
Nice camera work!

10 months ago Edited
Don Baird Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months ago

Coloring is what makes this the most popular pet snake. Plus doesn't mind being held for long periods of time.

10 months ago Edited
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