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Cymraeg

Corn Snake

Scientific name: Pantherophis guttata

Origin / Habitat: Agricultural lands in central North America

Lifespan: 25 years

Diet: Rodents, Birds and Amphibians

Did you know;

  • Is has been somewhat domesticated and is commonly found in a variety of unnatural colourations, sizes and scale configurations
  • This is an uncomplicated species to keep and is rarely defensive, which makes it an ideal fist pet snake
  • This species is the first colubrid to have been found to possess the remnants of a venom sack which suggests that at one point during its evolution it diverged to become a constricting snake
  • It has approximately 200 teeth which it uses to hold its prey during constriction.
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