I just got another black snake in the coop. I know that is one of the joys of being in the country and having chickens but I just cannot stand it. This one was up in the rafters while I thoughly cleaned, relitter place new nesting boxes, etc. watching me the whole time. Creepy. The last one was up on the rafters also so my question is until I can get hardware cloth on all the walls would tacking down those carpet strips with the teeth in the deter them from at least getting up in the rafters? Any body have any suggestions? Is there anything like snake traps available? The first one was 5 1/2 ft, this guy today was about 4 ft. Edited to add: Is it an old wive's tale that pigs will eat snakes? I can always get one and pen it around the coop.