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Egg Eater in my Coop !!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 7L Farm, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    Yep !! There I was calmly collecting eggs & this guy tried to bite me. Nope not today. Got my machete & ended this ordeal. I know snakes are great. There great when their not in my coop . When I got back from getting my machete the snake had my egg in his mouth & that really chapped my arse.First he tried to bite me & now he's trying to eat my eggs. Sorry Charlie !![​IMG]
     

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I don't like to kill snakes; it's actually illegal in Arkansas. But you are allowed to protect yourself and your property. Sometimes you do what you have to do.

    To me, when I notice the number of eggs I get drop significantly about every two or three days, I have a pretty good idea what is going on. They usually don't visit me daily when they find the eggs, but maybe every two or three days for about 4 or so eggs at a time.

    It's a shame too. There are always plenty of mice if they would just concentrate on them. That's why I don't do anything until I catch them actually eating eggs. I like having non-poisonous snakes around.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    Me too. But if their actually eating my eggs like this guy was. I'm pretty sure he would be back again.But one things for sure this guy isn't coming back.
     
  4. wsonphan80

    wsonphan80 In the Brooder

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    Looks like you have a nice new snakeskin belt ;)
     
  5. Phyrst

    Phyrst Chirping

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    I'm just curious, do you know what kind of snake this is? I live on eastern shore of MD. They say we don't have any poisonous snakes here. This looks like a constrictor.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    I think its a Texas Rat Snake. Non Venomous .
     
  7. ButchGood

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    Yup.....Texas Rat Snake
     

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