Corn Snake Missing A Year In Scotland Reunited With OwnerEmett survived a year in the wild. Photo by Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre

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Corn Snake Missing A Year In Scotland Reunited With Owner

The snake, named Emett, escaped through a small gap in the enclosure and disappeared.

On October 2, the little snake was found in a residential area of Airdrie and dropped off at the Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

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If you are new to keeping snakes, make sure to double check your enclosure for any escape routes. A corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) that escaped its enclosure a year ago as a hatchling, has been reunited with its owners, a full year after it escaped. The snake, named Emett, escaped through a small gap in the enclosure and disappeared. On October 2, the little snake was found in a residential area of Airdrie and dropped off at the Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

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“We were shocked when the owner revealed he had been missing for a year! As Emett was just a tiny baby when they got him, he had managed to get out through a small gap. Snakes are notorious escape artists and can often squeeze through much smaller spaces than you might think, the centre wrote in a press release announcing the reunification. “It’s amazing that this snake has managed to survive outside for a year through different temperatures and changes in weather- as well as eating goodness knows what!”
The snake has since received a bath, a meal and has shed.

Corn snakes are fairly popular in Scotland and apparently, they also have a propensity to get famous when they escape their enclosures in the country. In 2017, a corn snake named mushy spent five months lost in a moving van in Aberdeen. the snake escaped into the van. His owner knew he escaped but could not find him. his owner thought the snake would eventually escape the van, but was surprised when he received a call five months later from the SSPCA that a snake had been found in a moving van. The owner was able to identify the corn snake as Mushu, the snake that disappeared five months earlier.

Corn Snake Information

Corn snakes are probably the most popular snake kept for those new to reptile keeping. They are very easy to care for, have a very inquisitive disposition and come in a variety of morphs. They are native to the United States and are a species of North American rat snake. They grow to about 3-5 feet in length and can live more than 20 years.