It seems that every 2 or 3 days I have an egg missing out of 1 of ducks nests. The three nests are in the same shed. Everytime I have this happen I end up finding a big old mama black snake. I checked all the usual hideing spots and haven't found it. However when I do she will have a bad day. I have 1 duck now down to 2 eggs.
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Snakes are my big nuisance too. We catch the egg eaters and take them far away. We have lots of snakes on our property and it seems pine snakes and grey rat snakes are our repeat offenders and can swallow two or three at one time. Black snakes of all kinds, indigo, racer, rat, etc, seem to focus on bugs, reptiles and rodents here. They are a pita plague when they come out of hibernation though. Good luck!
My sister took a pic of one climbing a tree in NW Arkansas
Holy freakin' s**t! That's a biggun'! Snakes are beautiful, but not when they're eating my chicken eggs. Huge. (It's a female too, babies? Hmmm).
Edited by nurse_turtle - 8/25/11 at 5:17pm
The larger black snakes spend most of their time in trees.
(It's a female too, babies? Hmmm).
You cannot sex this snake from that picture.....they're egg layers, btw.
Edited by 9Catsz - 10/8/11 at 6:01pm