Battle of the Texas Rat Snake: Capture and Relocation

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cameroneil, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. cameroneil

    cameroneil In the Brooder

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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!

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    cheers, and have a lovely day!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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

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