Many species of snakes are easy to keep and look after with the correct equipment. Corn snakes are one of the most popular. Corn snakes belong to the genus Elaphe. Corns belong to the species elaphe guttata, the Latin word elphae means deerskin, whilst guttata means speckled or spotted. They are hardy, easy-to handle, inexpensive and pretty. Also good snakes to keep are Rat Snakes, King Snakes, Milk Snakes, Garter Snakes and for something a bit larger try a Red Tailed Boa or a Royal Python.