Females can lay 6-29 eggs that hatch about 2 months later
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3-5 ft long
|Description:||Have yellow backs with large dark brown or black splotches. Their bellies are covered in black and yellow checks. Heads are red or orange in color.|
- Live in prairies, farm fields, and woodlands of the Midwest. Found in moist areas near rivers or streams.
- Primarily eat rodents, but also frogs, birds and eggs.
- The entire body of a snake is covered with scales, including its eyes. Because of this snakes have no eyelids and cannot blink or close their eyes.
- Fox snakes will emit a musky odor when disturbed. They also coil and vibrate their tails in leaves as to mimic a rattlesnake in order to scare away predators.