guess what i found in my chick cage this morning...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    i am soooooo NOT HAPPY right now!
    i went out to tend the coturnix and found a 3+ foot long black snake FULL to almost bursting with 6 of my 2 week old breeding project chicks.............[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    although i wont kill it ,it will be going on a VERY LONG trip far far away!!
     

  2. scottysquails

    scottysquails Chirping

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] dang snakes!
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Crowing

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    Slay that snake!!!
     
  4. the outdoorsman

    the outdoorsman Songster

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    Quote:x2
     
  5. CoCkYone88

    CoCkYone88 In the Brooder

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    I like a short trip for my relocations, whereever the 12 gauge put em critters.
     
  6. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Songster

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    I came home not long ago and found a black snake in with my almost fully grown bantams. He had eaten "Leland" our biggest pet!![​IMG] He sealed his fate because he could not get back through the wire. I like black snakes and king snakes to hang around to eat mice and other snakes, but this one had gone too far. Normally I would have relocated him but he really made me mad and I, with no bad feelings what so ever, cut off his head and threw him down the hill. Sometimes you have to make a stand for your chicks.[​IMG]
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:that is my major problem right now. Snakes! I would really slay it because it will travel back to it's food source [​IMG] so sorry Martha! I feel your pain [​IMG]
     

  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    i 'm very tempted to just do it in but ... i just can't...it was only doing what came natural to it. i do know it would return if i let it go locally. i told my folks in georgia i was sending it to them! LOL really haven't decided where it's going yet.
    of all the birds to choose to eat WQHY did it have to eat my project birds though?!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. gamebirdboy

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    I had one in a silkie pen yesterday, it was in the nest box. I took a pruner and got him...
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

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    slit him open!
     

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