Pantherophis guttatus ON EXHIBIT:
Classroom, Outreach and Encounter Animal
Cornsnakes are generally very mild mannered but will rattle their tails in dead leaves when frightened to scare away a potential predator. Their coloration also resembles that of the venomous copperhead, which works in their favor unless a human does not recognize the difference. Cornsnakes are known to live 10-22 years.
IUCN lists the cornsnake as a species of Least Concern with a stable population.
About This Animal
SIZE: 30-48 inches (76-122 cm)
RANGE: Southeastern United States
HABITAT: Pine barrens, wood lots, rocky hillsides, rural, agricultural areas
DIET: Rodents, birds, eggs, small lizards and frogs