First a two legged predator now one with no legs..and an adventure

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Solace, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Solace

    Solace Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Rutherford County, NC
    A while back I had someone open my brooder box and steal a few chickens. Now I've had a visit from a rather large black rat snake.

    I went to check on and feed the chicks in one of my raised cages. The broody hen had done such a great job of taking care of the 4 that hatched. When I got there I knew all was lost when I saw the BIG snake laying there with 4 lumps.

    I didn't want to kill the snake so I asked my wife to drive me down the road while I held the snake. Well..... on the way I accidentally turned it's tail loose. Within a matter of seconds the sucker slid it's tail beside the seat wrapping its tail/body around the seat frame. I had 2 feet of snake in my hand 2 feet of snake wrapped/twisted around the seat frame and 2 feet of snake laying in the floor AND a wife freaking out. It took 15 minutes of HARD work to get that sucker loose. My wife was so upset she forgot to save a ton of pics of me WRASSLIN that sucker out of the seat frame.

    I have to say that's one lucky snake. I was moments from giving up on saving it opting to pull till it tore in half. Interestingly enough not once did it try to bite me and I pulled on that joker so hard I just knew it was going to rip.

    OH and I let it keep the 4 chicks in its stomach. At least someone got something useful from them. [​IMG]

    Yep a lucky 6' long black rat snake.

    Here's a shot with visible lumps:

    And one showing how long it is. I'm 5'11" It was longer than I am tall. It's tail was on the ground and it's body was twisted in the pic.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    God bless you!

    You are too nice.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
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    That would have been me! [​IMG]

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