Corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) are expertly designed for camouflage in the pine forests and hammocks where they make their homes. These non-venomous snakes got their name by feeding on mice and rats found near corn cribs. They also feed on small rodents, lizards, eggs, and occasionally birds.
Corn snakes are excellent climbers, and can sometimes be found wedged in the grooves of tree bark, sunning themselves. They can grow up to 72 inches long, although they average closer to 44 inches long as adults.
Corn snakes are most active at night, and can sometimes be seen crossing road. To help protect these amazing animals, please be sure to drive safely and watch for wildlife in the road!