Slowinski's Corn Snake

Common Name: 
Slowinski's Corn Snake
Scientific Name: 

Pantherophis slowinskii

Category: 
Large, Constricting Snakes
Identification: 

24-52 inches. Gray with a row of large darker gray, brown, or orange, black-bordered spots down the back and a smaller series on each side; top of head with dark bands converging at a point between the eyes; underside white with a black checkerboard pattern, but dark spots smaller than in the Red Corn Snake; scales slightly keeled on top of back, and in 27 rows.

Habits: 

Slowinski's corn snakes occur in well-drained longleaf pine and mixed forests. They are most often seen as they cross roads at night.

Distribution: 

Dry uplands of central and northern Louisiana, occurring as far southwest as northern Calcasieu Parish.

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