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Corn Snake - Smithers & Wesley
Elaphe guttata guttata
Range: Southeastern United States
Habitat: Often found in fields around barns and stables. May be found in trees or on the ground.
Diet: Rats, mice and small birds. At the zoo they eat mice and rats.
Fun Facts:
  • The corn snake is a constrictor; it coils around its prey quickly.
  • The belly is checkered in black and white.
  • When cornered, it displays a pattern of hissing and vibrating of its sharp tail.
  • When found in the open, it will often stand its ground and defend itself.

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