Today we broke a record for catching snakes in the coop. Never before have We had to catch and relocate more than 1 snake in a day. Today we had to catch and relocate 2 Rat snakes. This morning I found one of my snowy mallard hens dead. She was on her back and looked like something had tried to swalllow it. My son found a black Rat snake in the coop and caught it. (We have found that the grabber my husband got when he had back surgery last year is great for catching snakes.) We took out it to some woods about 10 miles away and released it. This one was about 4 1/2 feet long. After supper I went to the barn to feed my mini and as I drove up my phone rang and my husband was calling to say that there was another snake in the nestbox in coop and I had the snake stuff still in my truck so off I go back home. My son catches this one and back to the barn we go as they have woods well away from the barns where we can turn the snake loose. This one is only about 4 foot long. I hope this is the last of them, but I doubt it as there is a yard next to our that hasn't been cut in about 4 years and has a pile of brush in it. Update: We just found another one in the coop that is at least 4 foot, but this one got away as it was dark outside. I know it will be back. That makes 3 in one day. Does any one know anything about a product called Liquid fence snake repellent?