New Snake Species in East Texas

There's something new slithering through East Texas. Slowinski's Corn Snake has been discovered by Dr. Frank Burbrink, a college professor in New York. He named the snake after Dr. Joseph Slowinski who was curator of herpatology at the California Academy of Sciences.

   Dr. Slowinski died last year after a venomous snake bit him in Burma. Slowinski's Corn Snake is most closely related to the Eastern Corn Snake found East of the Mississippi River.

   The snake is not venomous.