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

    Apr 19, 2011
    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:

    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!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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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