Dang SNAKES!! Killed one of my girls. "graphic" photos

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TammyTX, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I HATE HATE H-A-T-E darn snakes!!! I am sooooooooo ticked!

    This one came into my coop last night and attacked one of my 10 week old Jersey Giants! The JG's are so sweet, too.

    There is no feed kept in the coop and the feeder was moved outside a couple of weeks ago. The pullets are too young to lay at 10 weeks and the last time there were eggs in that coop was over 12 years ago.

    So I don't want to hear how the snakes are just after mice or eggs...THEY WERE AFTER MY CHICKENS! The thing is, is that there are hundreds of uninhabited acres around here, there is plenty of natural prey to be found, so why my birds?!!

    Yeah, it is a FIVE foot long Texas Rat Snake but still too small to eat a chicken that big so I have no idea why the hell it would try!!

    The snake is now resting in peace on my fence to bring rain.

    That is a 3 foot yardstick laying along the snake.
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  2. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry you lost your girl! I can't imagine why he thought he could eat her. My grandmother found a snake once that tried to eat one of her broodies. The snake had her head in his mouth and they were both dead. I hope you don't have this problem again.
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    It'd make a nice belt!
     
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I've skinned a rattlesnake before...never a rat snake. We are so behind in rain that it'll do more good on the fence...belly-up! ...besides, the buzzards have gotta eat too!
     
  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you put a snake belly up on a fence to bring rain, how do you make it go away? we need sunshine here in Dillingham [​IMG]
     
  6. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    hmmm....have everyone in Alaska face south east and blow really hard! [​IMG]
     
  7. beak

    beak On vacation

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    What kind of snake is that? I guess it's poisonous? Looks to small to kill by constricting.
     
  8. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a Rat Snake....guess I forgot to mention. I'll go back and edit.

    It wasn't small, you can see in the photo the head is a couple of inches across.
     
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  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Even a cornsnake hatchling will constrict its prey. Looks like a black rat snake.
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:and a matching bag.... LOL
     

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