Corn Snake (Baby)
|Copyright: Mahesh Patel (ohmshivam)
|Date Taken: 2013-06-07|
|Camera: Canon eos 1000 D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-06-21 6:10|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I took picture of baby Corn Snake in forest of western mountains of Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, India. This is non - venous friendly snake.|
Corn snake Taxonomy
Species Epithet: Panthertophis guttata
Corn snakes are slender with a length of 24 to 72 inches (61 to 182 cm). They are usually orange or brownish-yellow, with large, black-edged red blotches down the middle of the back. On the belly are alternating rows of black and white marks, resembling a checkerboard pattern. Considerable variation occurs in the coloration and patterns of individual snakes, depending on the age of the snake and the region of the country in which it is found. Hatchlings lack much of the bright coloration found on adults.
Corn snakes are primarily diurnal. They readily climb trees and enter abandoned buildings in search of prey. However, they are very secretive and spend most of their time underground prowling through rodent burrows. They also often hide under loose bark and beneath logs, rocks, and other debris during the day.
The life span of the snake is up to 23 years in captivity, but is generally much less in the wild.
The breeding season of corn snakes is from March to May. The snakes are oviparous, depositing a clutch of ten to 30 eggs in late May to July. Eggs are laid in rotting stumps, piles of decaying vegetation, or other similar locations where there is sufficient heat and humidity to incubate them. The adult snakes do not care for the eggs. Once laid, the gestation period of the eggs is 60 to 65 days at about 82° F. The eggs hatch sometime in July through September. Hatchlings are 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 cm) long and mature in 18 to 36 months.
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- [2013-06-21 18:01]
Belo filhote e muito perigosa bela captura parabéns.