A North-American species of rat snake that's found through out the southeastern and central parts of the United States. This species of rat snake uses constriction to kill its prey, but are completely harmless to humans. Some think they look like copperheads and unfortunately this is one of the most common reasons of their death although they lack no venom glands and do not possess the same 'Hershey's Kiss' pattern. Adult corn snakes can get anywhere between 2 to 6 feet long and live an average of 23 years! These guys prefer nice hiding places like tall fields and sometimes even abandoned buildings. You can find them up and down the east-coast from Florida all the way up to New Jersey. When in a cold climate they brumate (kind of like hibernation for reptiles) for a time and in warmer climates they just find places to hide from the cold during winter seasons.