You already knew this, I already knew this, but today, I heard the chickens making a strange ruckus, so I went to check, and saw nothing. Then I thought, while I'm here, I may as well see if there is an egg. Then I heard the rattle Soooo just to post a reminder to be careful, don't reach where you don't/can't see and caution the kids about snakes. The snake was about 2-feet away from the coop---and he is no longer with us. No chickens were hurt making this picture.