Chicken versus SNAKE! Can I get an ID?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jeffross1968, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Hey! My kids just came running in saying one of my chickens had a run in with a snake. Not sure if the snake got in a bite or not, and it's pretty small. Chicken took off running, of course, when the kids began screaming and yelling in horror [​IMG]

    Anyway, took a couple pictures hoping I could get an ID from someone. Tried a few websites, and have guesses, but I'm not sure...

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  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    checkered garter snake..
    also called an eastern garter
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a gopher or garter snake. He's probably there hunting mice.
     
  4. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:Glad I didn't behead the thing out of fear [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    the babies actually like earthworms, small fish and toads.. that one would have been a baby
     
  6. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought that garter snakes had 3 stripes. I never saw a checkered one. Interesting.
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:yeah.. they have all kinds of patterns... I had several adult easterns that were pregnant as pets.. they have live birth (dont lay eggs).. i came home from work one day and found hundreds of teeny baby snakes all over the house where two of the moms gave birth while i was out.. I was finding baby snakes for weeks.. under rugs... beneath couch cushions.. in my shoes.. I know i never did find them all..
     
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Chicken Snake, that's what it is! [​IMG]
     
  9. Violet5

    Violet5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:yeah.. they have all kinds of patterns... I had several adult easterns that were pregnant as pets.. they have live birth (dont lay eggs).. i came home from work one day and found hundreds of teeny baby snakes all over the house where two of the moms gave birth while i was out.. I was finding baby snakes for weeks.. under rugs... beneath couch cushions.. in my shoes.. I know i never did find them all..

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  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Yeah, snakes show up in the strangest places. Like the other day, I was looking in the back of the Bator for chicks, and there sat a big fat snake, eating another chick!!
     

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