Red Corn Snake

Common Name: 
Red Corn Snake
Scientific Name: 

Pantherophis guttata

Category: 
Large, Constricting Snakes
Identification: 

25-65 inches. Tan, yellow brown or reddish brown with a series of large, orange or reddish, black-bordered spots down the back and a smaller series on each side; top of head with reddish bands converging at a point between the eyes; underside white with a black checkerboard pattern; scales slightly keeled on top of back, and in 27 rows.

Habits: 

Red corn snakes frequent pine woods, mixed woodlands, and hardwood forests, and commonly occur in and around barns and other outbuildings where rodents are numerous. They lay from 4-28 eggs.

Distribution: 

The Florida Parishes. A few corn snakes have been found in low country between the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya Basin, and they are also present on the salt dome islands around Cote Blanch Bay.

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Red Corn Snake
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