Common name : Eastern corn snake,
Corn snake, Chicken snake, Red rat snake
Scientific name : Pantherophis guttatus
Family : Colubridae
Native to : Eastern and South-Eastern United States
Interesting fact : Corn snakes feed on mice and rats that feed on harvested corn in grain stores and hence their name.
Conservation status : Least Concern
These orange-coloured corn snakes have red blotches and sport black-and-white checkered bellies. The candy cane, however, is white with red marks like a candy cane as it lacks the gene for the orange colour. They constrict their prey and feed. Due to their docile nature and attractive patterns, they make good pets.