Question by  krishnan (27)

Do corn snakes bite?

I have noticed several corn snakes in my back yard and am concerned that they could bite my children.


Answer by  Anonymous

Corn snakes are generally very docile, and even when they're not, their bites pose absolutely no threat to humans beyond the possible risk of infection. But even considering that, you're more likely to get a staph infection from a dog bite than a corn snake bite.


Answer by  Dragon7 (150)

Anything with a mouth can bite. So yes corn snakes can bite. But if you're chickens are adults they have nothing to fear from a corn snake.


Answer by  Stephen75 (160)

It is common for young corn snakes to bite. This will however cease once the snake is "tame". Taming a snake comes in time, and is a direct result of handling your snake on a regular basis. If you do not handle your snake on a regular basis, it can become very unsocial, and can be very difficult to handle.


Answer by  raun08 (1839)

Just about every animal with a mouth will bite in self defense or to protect its resources. The best thing you can do is teach your children where snakes are likely to be, the best way to avoid them, what to do if they find one and what to do if any one gets bit.

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