I'm just shaking like a leaf. I went out to gather the eggs and there was a huge black snake laying in the hens eggs nest. Of course, no eggs today. I did not disturb the snake. I went into the house to get my gun and when I came back, it was gone. I have been building onto my chicken coop and it had never actually settled in my mind that I might be sharing that space with a snake. Guess I am gonna have to make my gun and my camera a part of my work tools. Whew! What a morning! I need something to settle my nerves now. Not sure I can get back out there and get any work done or not.