Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) from Oxford, MS
Small Male, second of two I found this day.
My first Corn Snake. My first of two this day. Adult Female.
Instructor,Chris Giorni, (founder of www.treefrogtreks.org) brought this beauty to share with participants of a PRNSA hike at Abbotts Lagoon on Saturday.
found dead during construction works on a house, 1.5 meters long
Presumably an escaped/released captive. Odd color morph (anerythristic?). Road kill on Campo Road.
The Red Cornsnake (Pantherophis guttatus), corn snake, or red rat snake, is a North American species of rat snake that subdues its small prey by constriction. The name "corn snake" is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents....