Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Red Rat Snakes (Corn Snakes)

Snakes are a big part of Floridian nature and while some of them are deadly most are not. The Red Rat Snake, often called the corn snake in Florida, live near pinelands, hardwood hammocks, swamps, agricultural fields, and residential areas. Corn snakes are one of the most colorful snakes in Florida. Adult Red rat Snakes are orangish-brown with black bordered orange, red, or brownish blotches. The belly usually is a black and white checkerboard pattern, though orange may also be present. The underside of the tail has 2 black stripes. Adult red rat snakes reach a length of  18-44 inches. Red rat Snakes are found throughout peninsular Florida. The species ranges west to Louisiana to north to southern New Jersey. 

Our daughter-in-law has a pet rat snakes and we built her a custom snake home for Christmas.  it was a big hit and you can see that Ginger really enjoys her new home with plenty of room to stretch out!