Now I’ve got a beautiful little baby corn
snake here. This guy’s a little bit older that a hatchling. You can see he’s also a
Colubrid, part of the family. He’s a long, skinny-type snake. A little bit more flighty
and fast. He does want to run away a little bit. Corn snakes tend to be pretty tame, pretty
docile. You can see he’s holding on to my, that’s another great example of a use of a
tail by a snake. He’s, he can hold onto me right like that, and put his whole body weight
on there if he needs to. But, like I said, these guys are very, very common all throughout
the United States and northwest. They are called corn snakes because they’re often found
in corn fields, feeding on mice and things like that. They come in a wide variety of
color variations now. There’s lots of designer species out there you can get your hands on.
This one has a, one of my particularly favorite colorations. This nice, deep red is, I find
very attractive. You can see he’s sniffing around frantically with that tongue, flicking
it about, checking out what’s going on. Making sure there’s no predators around, or no prey.
Maybe he’s hungry, though this guy did eat not too long ago. At this size, he is eating
“pinkies”, little baby mice, and he’s eating roughly two to three of them a week. He definitely
likes to pack in the food. So, just like we were talking about with the rainbow boa, if
I can get him to chill out for one second, that’s where his tail starts, right there.
You can see the sudden change in width. It very quickly drops down. His vent is right
there on the bottom. He really does not want to chill out for me at all. Not trying to
bite me, though, you’ll notice. They’re very, very tame in that sense. He doesn’t want to
bite me. Snakes don’t want to bite, it’s their last line of defense, really. He’d much rather
run from me than bite me, because if he bites me, he’s invested in our fight, and chances
are, against any mammal for the most part, I’m going to win, as I have lots of teeth