Thirsty Corn snake :: Red Rat Snake As of wall of glass prevented this Corn Snake from drinking my blood, it settled for the next best thing: water. Corn Snake,Geotagged,Oliemeulen,Pantherophis guttatus guttatus,Red Rat Snake,The Netherlands,reptiles,snakes Species intro

Thirsty Corn snake :: Red Rat Snake

As of wall of glass prevented this Corn Snake from drinking my blood, it settled for the next best thing: water.

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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
  • ISO100
  • 105mm