Cornsnake

Pantherophis guttatus

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

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.