Here’s a rare look at one of the prettiest snakes you’ll ever see.
Corn snakes, also known as rat snakes, are slow-moving, non-venomous constrictors. Named for their tendency to frequent grain stores and corn cribs, they prey on rodents and other small creatures. They are a docile, beneficial snake and should be left alone or protected when found.
As this video shows, they are also extremely colorful. Individual snakes show color and pattern variations, all of which are quite striking.
The red corn snake, captured on film here, displays arguably the most brilliant color scheme of the various permutations. Red, orange, black and white make this small snake a real looker.
Corn snakes can grow up to six feet in length. This one is only around three feet long.
It also seems determined to move forward in spite of the presence of the videographer. Corn snakes are usually shy and secretive reptiles, but this one is showing an unusual boldness.
Should you ever be fortunate enough to come across a corn snake in the wild, give it some room and a tip of the hat. You’ll have witnessed one of the most colorful and beneficial creatures in the reptile world.