An "old friend" came back by for a "visit" ~ pics~

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bayouchica, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    About this time last year, this water mocassin showed up in the yard. He finally went on his way & went down to the bayou.

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    Yesterday, I saw the chickens doing their "there's a snake in the yard" positions. It was around the same area where I saw the one last year. I had to get them back by waving a broom in the air,lol. That freaked them out more than the snake,silly birds.
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    I tell ya, it's the biggest mocassin we've ever seen...my hubby said it was close to 5 ft long. I guess it's possible it's the same snake,found a nice spot on our yard for winter.
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    We managed to get it to go in a trash can & moved it down to the water. [​IMG]
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    We've been having temps in the 80's last few days, guess they'll be more around. I'm always watching where I step this time of year especially.
    Miriam
     
  2. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're nicer than I am - I would've been screaming at DH to go find a shovel and chop its head off.

    If I saw that one in the yard I would've screamed like one of those horror movie girls. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Wow, you are nicer then me too. I shot three rattlesnakes in our yard last year.. I have no tolerance for them!

    I had NO IDEA water mocassin's got that big. He is fat!!
     
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a huge snake!

    I would love to know how you managed to get it in a garbage can??
     
  5. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *SIGH* It's that time of year again. I've never seen one that big either! We have several living in the pond but they are nowhere near that size! How nice that your husband helped you move him. Mine is one of those "only good snake is a dead snake" types.
     
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    It took a couple of tries with the trash can.We laid it in front of him with some leaves in it & just tapped his tail to get him to move.
    We were both very respectful of it,lol. Gave him plenty of space. [​IMG]

    We just try to live along with what crawls or slithers around here,lol. I've shared different animals I've run into here, every spring seems to bring another encounter. I wouldn't have it any other way.
    Two predators that I can't stand are possums & coons. My dog,Rex takes care of those for me.
     
  7. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    a water moccasin is the only snake i'll kill. they are just so down deep mean and ugly. aggressive too. everything else, we just bag and relocate, but i seriously will not have a water moccasin on my place.......alive anyway [​IMG]
     
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:I'm so glad you said that, I also have respect for those critters. I don't understand how someone will kill just because it's ugly or scary. You just have to be wary of them and like you said, give them plenty of space! [​IMG]
     
  9. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    5 ft hmmmm would have made a nice dinner...
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    I'm glad the only thing we have to deal with in Michigan is the Nations worst economy and snow.

    I can't deal with snakes...the only thing in this world I have a fear of is a snake.
     

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