Diamond python?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by brierose3, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. brierose3

    brierose3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are diamond pythons a threat to chickens. I have 2 isa browns, a light Sussex and australorp (both 30 weeks) and a red sex link rooster. I walked into the coop tonight to lock up and noticed a snake out of the corner of my eye. He was hanging about a meter away from the nesting boxes where the chickens were sleeping.


    Would it harm the chickens and how would we get it out?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Probably not big enough to eat a grown chicken but will devour the eggs.
    Sometimes snakes take an animal way bigger than they can swallow and die trying so they could still be a threat.
    I have lots of snakes here but, even though some are upwards of 6 feet, I think they do more good eating rodents than they are a threat to the chickens.
  3. Teery

    Teery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2013
    Inland Empire So. Cal
    Do you have wildlife control / management in Australia and/or an agency or a private firm you can call? I know laws are different from the U.S. their so you may want to seek out local help and advice.
  4. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    do you have a rat or monitor problem? if so keep it around but take it away from your chickens

    if take it away into the bush

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