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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!

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My sister took a pic of one climbing a tree in NW Arkansas

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/96682_040.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/96682_081.jpg

NEver thought a snake could climb a tree pretty much straight up


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My sister took a pic of one climbing a tree in NW Arkansas

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/96682_040.jpg


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
I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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post #5 of 8

Cool picture!

The larger black snakes spend most of their time in trees.

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(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

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post #6 of 8

I about had a heart attack just looking at that picture....LOL

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I about had a heart attack just looking at that picture....LOL


X 2. I don't know why I even looked. I am totally afraid of them.

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I have a shed where a mama snake has taken up residence. I found her climbing straight up the coner of the shed. I mean straight up. I didn't know they could climg that was either. I did move her and I haven't seen her back, yet.

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