Pantherophis guttatus, 09 May 2020

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat snake / Corn snake;
Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020).

The Red rat snake, also known as the Corn snake, is a fairly common species in breeding and pet circles. They’re also one of the most striking and lovely of our native, wild species. Personally, there’s not much better than a vivid, bright corn snake slinking about the edges of our tangled scrub. I found this individual climbing a tree next to a creek line I was kayaking — a brilliant fury of orange and red backdropped by dark green and deep blue.

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