December 23, 2022
Chicken Snakes are found throughout North America.
Maybe there's even one in your garden right now?
There's five different subspecies:
#1 Eastern Rat Snake
#2 Corn Snake
#3 Black Rat Snake
#4 Gray Rat Snake
#5 Northern Pine Snake
Chicken Snakes are long and, at times, extremely long and thin.
Sometimes they reach 7 feet!
Chicken snakes aren’t very dangerous to people.
They are relatively small in size and hardly ever bite.
They inhabit marshes, swamps, and woodlands
Oftentimes they are found on farms because there's many things for them to snack on.
Chicken snakes are voracious predators.
It implies that they’ll consume whatever meal is available to them.
Chicken snakes breed in spring.
After mating, the female deposits 12 to 18 eggs, after 75 days baby snakes will emerge.
Chicken snakes are territorial and isolated animals.
They are also nocturnal animals and will only be seen during the day if it's cool weather.
All subspecies are non-venemous, but they might carry venom from an animal they've killed.
Instead they are constrictors - they kill their prey via suffocation.