I want an "attagirl". This evening I pulled out a bale of hay, and under it was a red rat snake. I didnt scream, or run, or my heart didnt start racing. It wasnt huge. It was all curled up, so it was probably 2 foot at least, but it was thin, not really fat. Im sure he's putting a big dent in the mouse population, I havent seen near the numbers of them, and I was wondering why. So as long as he stays out of the chicken pens, he can stay.