Chicken Coops are great rat hunting!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by southerndesert, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    At least this Western Diamondback thinks so... In the bucket and ready to get relocated to and area he will be less of a bother. The chickens don't get too excited and just watch the snake, somehow they just know to stay away and this snake never even buzzed while being caught. They do not bother the eggs either, but if you have a naked tail and fur watch out!

    I know I don't seem too excited, but this is after all in Arizona and we get several in the yard a year and it is something you just get used to. Why not just kill it? Why? I am the one in their yard out here in rural AZ [​IMG]

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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    OMG!!! Scary. [​IMG]
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's all good till one is curled up under a hen staying warm and you're out collecting eggs
     
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:Wonder if something like that has ever happened? That would be a nasty surprise, but getting the chicken to sit a snake would likely be the most difficult...[​IMG]
     
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wonder if something like that has ever happened? That would be a nasty surprise, but getting the chicken to sit a snake would likely be the most difficult...[​IMG]

    Oh yes it happens a lot in your part of the world and the full coffee cups flew no doubt! [​IMG] I'm so glad we don't have snakes here, a guy can only wear so much snake skin. (coat, boots, belt, hatband, etc) But a set of snakeskin riding leathers would be cool......Hmmmm. I might have to post to buy snakes skins [​IMG]
     
  6. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wonder if something like that has ever happened? That would be a nasty surprise, but getting the chicken to sit a snake would likely be the most difficult...[​IMG]

    Oh yes it happens a lot in your part of the world and the full coffee cups flew no doubt! [​IMG] I'm so glad we don't have snakes here, a guy can only wear so much snake skin. (coat, boots, belt, hatband, etc) But a set of snakeskin riding leathers would be cool......Hmmmm. I might have to post to buy snakes skins [​IMG]

    Do you seriously live in the North Pole? Like North Pole Alaska??? I would think you would still get snakes there, for the summer but i suppose it is too cold in Winter.
     
  8. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    And does the bucket have a LID? You don't seriously carry the bucket by the handle, above the snake, do you? Those things have some reach! -Wendy
     
  9. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggszackly, you moved in their territorry and all of a sudden it is a problem. I love how you handled thge problen. Good on you.
     
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:Hi Wendy,

    yes I used a lid to transport the snake a few miles into the desert on my quad, just took the lid off for the photo. Rattlesnakes are not to be underestimated...
     

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