American corn snake

The American corn snake (Elaphe guttata) is an attractive reptile that is primarily nocturnal and highly variable in colour. Most adults display vivid reddish or orange blotches edged in black, on a grey or orange background. The colour intensifies with age as the snake reaches its adult length of 1-1.5 metres within 3-5 years. Albino or light-coloured specimens are readily available in the American and European pet trade.

The colouration pattern on the snake’s underside is similar to a variety of multi-coloured ornamental corn.

The American corn snake is a Class 1 declared pest animal.

Author Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QLD
Date null
Year 2005
Publisher Queensland Government
Department Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
Notes Notes
Region QLD