Corn snakes are medium-sized
snakes, averaging around 3-4 feet for adults. Their
beautiful colors and pattern make them one of the most popular pet snakes. Although becoming harder to find in some areas due
to over-collecting and habitat lose, they are still somewhat common in many rural areas. Habitat destruction and human encroachment have
contributed to reduced populations in many areas.
They are VERY beneficial to humans in the
form of rodent control. In rural housing
areas and farms, corn snakes, as well as other species, do a very good job at controlling
the rodent population. This helps us by
cutting losses from damage caused by rodents. It
also lowers the potential for large-scale epidemics caused by rodent carried diseases.