The Corn snake was formally described by Swedish physician and naturalist Carl von Linne in 1766, making it one of the first snakes in North America to have a scientific name.
Corn snakes (Elaphe guttata guttata) are one of the most available snakes . Large numbers of corn snakes are captive bred annually, and are justifiably one of the most popular snakes of all time.
Corn snakes are relatively small, rarely exceeding five feet in length, active feeders, tolerate a wide variety of environmental conditions, come in a dazzling array of color morphs, and are very easy to breed. All of these factors combined make the corn snake an excellent choice for both the beginning and advanced reptile hobbyist.