This snake's name comes from the pattern on its underbelly, which resembles kernels of corn. Their slender bodies display rich colors such as red, yellow, and gray. They are nocturnal creatures and spend the daytime hidden away in holes or under fallen trees, leaving at night to search for food such as small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
- Scientific Name
- Elaphe guttata
- Order: Squamata, Family: Colubridae
- Central and eastern North America