Life History of Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center’s Cornsnake
Carpenter Nature Center’s Corn Snake was adopted from a private owner in April 2016, who was unable to continue to care for the snake due to moving their family into a new home. The snake was hatched in 1995 as a captive bred, and has lived a much longer life than many captive and wild snakes. However, our Corn Snake is still very healthy, and will likely be a part of the CNC family for quite a while longer.
Carpenter Nature Center’s Corn Snake is a wonderful ambassador, teaching thousands of visitors every year about our natural environment and the diversity of wildlife life found outside our region. Our snake will live a comfortable life with humans, as she is provided with all the food she needs and safety from predators.
Corn Snakes are normally only found in the eastern and southern central United States, and are listed as a species of least concern due to their population size and distribution. Corn Snakes were first noticed in the corn hutches of Native Americans, where the snakes would feast on mice that came to eat the corn. This is how they earned their name, Corn Snake. Wild Corn Snakes are still well tolerated by humans today because they play an important role in controlling rodent populations. This helps to prevent the spread of disease in areas inhabited by humans. They are non-venomous and have a mild-mannered nature which makes them quite popular as house pets.