Got my first predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kudzu, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snake, I love um, my wife hates um, pics to follow.
     
  2. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:EWWWWWW....I am leaving before you post the pic!...I am with your wife, I hate them too!...LOL
     
  3. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have five Red Star hens that have been laying for a couple of months. We have just now started to get an egg a day from each of them. Well Wednesday we got three eggs and Thursday we did not get any. Friday we got a snake in the nesting box. My wife went to the coop and discovered the Chicken Snake, she freaked. She came inside and told me about the snake and I immediately thought, that sucker ate five eggs yesterday. I grabbed the camera and went to investigate; sure enough there he was with an egg 3/4ths swallowed. When I tried to get a picture it spit the egg out and tried to escape. I grabbed him and held him for my wife to take a few pictures. I re-homed him across the road a good distance away.
     
  4. Sophie Mae

    Sophie Mae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get the shivers just looking at that snake...ugh...nice catch.
     
  5. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Re homed? not far enough. you need to put a couple miles between you and him. he'll be back very soon. in the mean time try and figure out where he got in.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I love all wildlife, I especially like seeing snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and toads all on my small suburban lot in a big metro area. Tells me I'm doing something right if that diversity can live here.
     
  7. Meghalu

    Meghalu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are so right!
     
  8. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree
     
  9. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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  10. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe what a beautiful snake! But I agree, just across the road is not at all far enough to rehome a snake. It needs to be taken across town. lol!
     

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