Unfortunately, people often kill Corn Snakes in the wild because they share similarities in appearance with the poisonous Copperhead Snake.
The Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) underbelly looks like a kernel of Indian corn, hence the name Corn Snake.
They can also be found near cornfields because these fields attract their favourite meal..rodents!
They are not venomous, belonging to a group of snakes called constrictors who squeeze their prey until then suffocate.
They are usually orange or dark yellow in colour, with red blotches or stripes on their back.