These hatched about 3 weeks ago and are incredibly active at this stage, The average adult size is 18-44 inches and this guy is about 8 inches now. These snakes are primarily active at night. It is both a terrestrial borrower and extremely good climber. It is found under rocks and logs, and in trees under bark and within palm fronds.
It feeds on lizards, frogs, rodents, and birds and their eggs.
Breeding occurs from April-June, 3-40 eggs are laid during the summer, and newborns hatch from July-September.
It can live up to 22 years in captivity.
These snakes are commonly called "Corn snakes". The name, 'Corn Snake', is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corncrib to feed on the corn, and corn snakes came to feed on the rodents. It is hard to imagine a better man-made habitat, with rafters and logs on which the snakes could climb and hide, and they paid for using it by eating the pesky rodents.