Friday, September 2, 2011
Corn Snakes (aka The Rat Snake)
Corn snakes are commonly referred to as "rat snakes" because they were historically found in farmers corn cribs. Why there? Because their diet is primarily rats and mice. Rats and mice love corn and corn snakes love rats and mice so farmers learned to love corn snakes. A good corn snake can live in the wild (a corn crib) for up to 8 years so that's a lot of mice that are consumed. In captivity, a corn snake will survive for up to 25 years. Again, that's a lot of mice... store bought ones in this instance.
Corn snakes are one of the good guys so don't worry when you see one. They are very docile and are reluctant to bite anything...another reason that they make good pets. But, it's still a snake, and I don't play with them myself!
Posted by Trail Blog at 8:04 AM