Battle of the Texas Rat Snake: Capture and Relocation

cameroneil

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hail chicken folk!

we had been plagued by the below rat snake for a couple months now. he was eating as many eggs as he could get his...hands? on. last night we managed to capture and relocate him using a kind of "lasso" formed from a loop of nylon rope through a pvc pipe. if you're interested and/or bored, the full story is here:

http://totallyurbanfarmer.blogspot.com/2012/06/serpent-siege-end-of-eggra.html

i hope this helps or heartens anyone dealing with a serpentine egg thief. and gosh i hope he was the only one!



cheers, and have a lovely day!
 

sourland

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Read your story. Oh, for a video of that.
Snake musk -
. Hope that was a fairly long ride. All wild critters have a strong homing instint.
 

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