Red Rat Snake full body view Due to this snake being held as a pet so commonly, as much as 40 different color variations have emerged. This snake has low maintenance, is relatively active, yet reluctant to bite.  Corn Snake,Geotagged,Oliemeulen,Pantherophis guttatus guttatus,Red Rat Snake,The Netherlands,reptiles,snakes

Red Rat Snake full body view

Due to this snake being held as a pet so commonly, as much as 40 different color variations have emerged. This snake has low maintenance, is relatively active, yet reluctant to bite.

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The 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. The Oxford English Dictionary cites this usage as far back as 1676.

Corn snakes are found throughout the southeastern.. more

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Uploaded Feb 15, 2012. Captured Jan 15, 2012 in Lage Witsiebaan 85, 5042 West Tilburg, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 98mm