Fox snake : Great Lakes Aquarium
Fox snake crawling and sticking its tongue out.

Fox snake

Exhibits: Critter Corner

Animal Groups: Reptiles

Latin Name: Elaphe vulpina
Diet: Fox snakes are predators that eat frogs, mice, and birds. They are constricting snakes and squeeze their prey.
Habitat: Fox snakes prefer the edges of forest habitat, where the forest meets rivers, wetlands and fields.
Animal Size: 5 feet long
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Natural History

Fox snakes have a musky smell similar to that of a fox. They are known to shake or vibrate their tails when feeling threatened. Fox snakes can swim and are adept climbers.