Alabama has a bad snake problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Melbeforeyou, May 21, 2019.

  1. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    What kind? I was thinking Burmese but the color doesn't seem right to me.
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    as long as it dead it is good to me learned fear of suck things as I got past 57
    now gartner snakes give me a start and that is all we have here so far :barnie
    still take a flashlight to look in nest boxes first have since we got the birds
     
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  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted to Birds

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    Ew! :sick Don’t ya just love snake season here in Alabama? :barnie :wee
     
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  4. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Crowing

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    wow that is a big snake.

    now i know to never go to Alabama as i don't like snakes at all. haha
     
  5. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou In the Brooder

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    They all crawling right now. It's either a really big chicken/rat snake that has been around for a while or it's a local breed mixed with a non local breed. The colors are rat snake but the size.. and idk if pythons shake their tails like a rattle snake does or not. That's what he did before my husband shot him six times with the .22 rifle. Normally I don't shoot snakes as they help keep the rat population down, bit I will shoot my own dog over my chickens. So, he made a mistake going into my coops.
     
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  6. Trux

    Trux Crowing

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    did you look to see if it had fangs like a rattle snake?
     
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  7. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou In the Brooder

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    Had no fangs. Or a rattle
     
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  8. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    Yeah no thankyou! I will stick with the 2 foot garter snakes here
     
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  9. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou In the Brooder

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    Lol
     
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