While there is some debate on the origins of the corn snake name, many believe that it comes from the similarity of the markings on the snake’s belly to the checkered patterns of kernels of maize. These non-venomous snakes are among the most popular pet snakes, second to the ball python. When threatened, they mimic their much more dangerous relative, the rattlesnake, by shaking their tails.
|Color||Orange or brownish yellow with a pattern of large, red blotches outlined in black down their backs. Bellies feature distinctive rows of alternating black and white marks, resembling a checkerboard pattern.|
|Size||Length of 61-182 cm (2.00-5.97 ft), weight of approximately 2 lbs.|
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