Florida native perennial herb, basil leaves 2-6 inches tall, to about 3 feet with flower stalk. An uncommon wildflower of South Florida. 1 of 18 species of Liatris present in Florida, Chapman’s Gayfeather is a Butterfly nectar plant.
A corn snake bites the prey in order to obtain a firm grip, then it quickly wraps one or more coils of its body around the victim.
Very secretive! Spend most of their time underground in rodent burrows!
Corn Snake Can live up to 25 years!
So happy to be able to see with both eyes and without pain, a scratched cornea is not fun! I try not to take things for granted, but I certainly gained a new found love and appreciation for “sight”! Winston and I went hiking in some forested area a couple miles away. I was a little apprehensive when we came upon the snake on the path. There was only one way out and we had to pass him. I tried throwing a stick near him, he wouldn’t budge. So we carefully walked passed him. (After I took its picture of course).