after loosing a nest full of butter scotch call duck eggs i purchased from funky feathers to a chicken snake i declared war. i put some store bought eggs under her. 2 days later they were gone. put some more along with a golf ball. 2 days later they were gone and it not only ate the eggs but killed the cochin that was setting on the eggs and tred to swallow her but couldnt get past the shoulders. i decided to try the old fishing hook in the egg trick. he was back again last night(2 days later) and i had him on the hook this morning. so this trick really does work. seems like these snakes have a pattern. every 2 days hes been coming back. im just wondering if the snake had a mate. in the past when ive killed one it was with another snake. im wondering if the other was the one that ate the golf ball. i figure if a snake can eat it that they probably can spit it back up. im not to sure about the old golf ball trick so im going to fix another egg up just in case.