My darling Shimmer had sat on her four eggs for almost 3 weeks when they somehow disappeared. I checked in the fridge thinking someone didn't see the marks (including a picture of a chick drawn on each); I looked in the run for evidence of destruction and I quizzed all members of our household. No one fessed up - Shimmer was one unhappy and poorly looking little chicken. Today, my brother spotted a large snake in the coop and ran for my DH who grabbed his shotgun. DB chased the snake out and DH sent said snake to meet his maker. I wasn't home, so no candid shots of the very large and very dead grey ratsnake.