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Evicted! Egg Eater!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by theoldchick, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Hubby, look what I found!

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    Can I keep it?
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    He said no, so I gave her to a herpetologist.
     
  2. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Songster

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    Eeeeek! What kind of snake is it?
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Maybe a king snake? Not sure. Wasn't very aggressive.
     
  4. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Songster

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    I'm 99% sure it is a rat snake/chicken snake. Looks like a black-gray mix. You can also tell by the anal scale: rat snake - divided, king snake - single... if you get that close. lol
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

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    Nice! XD He's gorgeous.
     
  6. peepsandquackes

    peepsandquackes In the Brooder

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    EWWWW...they get killed around here. I would never touch one! LOL
     
  7. LTygress

    LTygress Songster

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    I had one of those get into my pen and swallow a GOLF BALL that I use to show hens where to lay. He couldn't get out because the golf ball wouldn't crack open and collapse his gut like an egg would. So it was easy to catch him and dispose of him.

    Because of the golf ball issue, we ended up killing him. I doubt he would survive trying to digest it.
     
  8. wormraiser

    wormraiser In the Brooder

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    I second rat snake/ chicken cause kings are normaly going to go after mice or lizzards or other snakes but I guess they could go after the eggs but never had a problem with kings going after my quail when I had them. Had lots of rat and chicken snakes coming around
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    It looks more like a Kingsnake to me, although it's nearly imposible to be sure from that picture



    Most Rat snakes have no noticable patterning by the time they reach that size
     
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  10. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Chirping

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    Not sure where you live but in Texas they sure have a pattern when then reach adulthood!
     

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