The corn snake is also called the red rat snake, and gets its name from living near cornfields. They are known as constrictors, meaning the snake will coil up around its prey until it has suffocated. The corn snake can swallow its prey in one piece and only requires food once every few days. Corn snakes are very beneficial, especially to farmers, as they help to reduce rodent populations.
Find me at EPZ
Location: This animal is not on exhibit. It is part of our educational collection and may only be seen in programs inside or outside of the zoo.
Arrived at EPZ: Maizey (11/2022)