And another one bites the dust

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by koifarm, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Went out to gather eggs today and found yet another yellow rat snake coiled on top of five eggs in one nesting box.
    This after finding one yesterday with an egg about six inches down it's gullet.
    This was a different snake though, and smaller than yesterdays find, it had not swallowed an egg.
    I'll have to keep a closer eye on things I guess...there's nothing you can do to prevent them coming round so I'll have to watch carefully from now on....
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Good luck! I hope you don't find anymore! We have had our fair share this year![​IMG]
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    So........what did you do with the snakes? [​IMG]
  4. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    put em in a pillowcase and remove them to a creek about a mile or two from the house...
  5. mikeksfarmer

    mikeksfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    Bonner springs KS
    Excellant job my friend. I am sorry for you egg loss. But you lead by example. Far enough away to not come back, and respect for the animal.
    Great job

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