|Corn Snake - Smithers & Wesley
|Elaphe guttata guttata
||Southeastern United States
||Often found in fields around barns and stables. May be found in trees or on the ground.
||Rats, mice and small birds. At the zoo they eat mice and rats.
- 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.