Chickens are fine - but visiting snake wants an egg !

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickchic9, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. chickchic9

    chickchic9 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2014
    Silver Springs, Florida
    I recently noticed my girls were sometimes laying in odd places, so I went to check the coop. My timing was perfect - caught the thief in the act of trying to swallow an egg !

    A beautiful yellow rat snake had her head in the nest box, and her mouth around the egg. After I got some pictures, I touched her, and she immediately ejected the egg, and understandably got all pissy about me interrupting her meal (actually - MY meal !).
    she was struggling to get it down - I'm not sure she would have been able to. I brought her out of the coop, and shooed her on her way. Guess I need to collect eggs earlier in the day ...

    I happen to love snakes - so this serpent picked a lucky yard to invade ! Ha.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
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  2. Zoomie

    Zoomie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2015
    Mora, NM USA
    That is a gorgeous snake! What a brilliant shot, perfect timing. I too love snakes and have never had any problems with them. I generally encourage them in the yard and garden, where they eat all the mice, slugs and other pests.

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