Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
Biting/striking at all is a defensive reaction, not an aggressive one. Corn snakes are by far the most commonly bred snake because of their generally calm temperments, not to say there aren't ones out there with an attitude, but its very rare. Wild ones generally will be much more defensive and edgy than captive born ones. Other rat snake species, that look very much like corn snakes as babies, do tend to have more of an attitude. Texas rat snakes are particularily known for it.
The choices available in colors and patterns of corn snakes is absolutely astounding. I had two clutches hatch here this year. Amels (no black), hypos (reduced amount of black), anerys (no red), snows (no red and no black), as well as a few "normals". I recently got a female opal, which is a reduced pattern, lavendar color that I'm hoping to start a project with as soon as she is old enough.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.