*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.
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Subspecies: No subspecies recognized.
Louisiana Range: The Florida Parishes, and areas between the Mississippi RIver and the Atchafalaya Basin and on the salt dome islands around Cote Blanche Bay in south-central Louisiana. A 2015 record from Catahoula parish extended their range northward in the state.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Red Cornsnakes are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Red Cornsnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have never observed this species in the state, but found a few individuals on a trip to Apalachicola National Forest in Florida.