I've been having problems with a couple of squirrels who think it's their right to dig under the cement around my coops and steal chicken food. Well, yesterday I went out to check on my juveniles, and found an enornmous rattlesnake in the pen with one of my chicks in it's stomach!!!! Apparently he had used one of the squirrel holes as a snake door into the coop and found a wonderful buffet inside!!! Of course, we killed the snake. He was at least 12 years old (missing some of his rattles), and was almost 4 feet long!!!! YUK!!! Now I have to figure out how to get rid of these darn squirrels!!!!!