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RE: Is Yours Diurnal or Nocturnal?

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Posted by: DMong at Mon Jul 30 13:11:29 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DMong ]  
   

Why not "cornsnake"? There is plenty of uncertainty as to exactly how the name originated anyway. Some theorize that it is because of the typical "maize-like" belly checkering that resembles Indian corn. Others believe it is from long ago when farmers would find them in their "corn sheds" taking advantage of the rodents that would also be there for the corn.

In my old south Florida neighborhood growing up as a kid in the late 60's and early 70's, everyone (including me) referred to them simply as "Red Rats". But as the years went by and as I read more and more books that also continuously referred to them more as "cornsnakes", I basically found myself using the name cornsnake more and more. It's funny, because to this very day, whenever I hear or read the name "Red Rat", it automatically makes me think back to the old neighborhood I grew up in and a few of my good buddies that used to go hunting for them there..LOL!


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