Corn Snake

Our Corn Snake, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MACorn Snake
Pantherophis guttatis

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Wild: 6-8 years
Captivity: 20 years

Size
2-6 ft

Weight
1-2 lbs

Facts for the Corn Snake, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • Corn snakes are a slender North American snake also known as red rat snakes. They are beneficial because they help control rat populations.
  • They are constrictors, meaning they kill their prey by squeezing it until it suffocates. Corn snakes are capable of climbing trees and bushes to hunt for prey.