Killer

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lextextrapper, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Songster

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    I walked out this morning to check on everyone and the first thing I noticed was two dead guinea keets in the pen. The pen sits up about 5 feet off the ground and I couldn't imagine why they died.
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    Then out of the corner of my eye I saw the killer in the nesting box.
    He had eaten one of the guineas and coudln't get back out through the poultry netting on top.
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    I had to drag him out of there and bash his head in with a board! Made me so mad! I've killed 4 chicken snakes and 2 copperheads in the last two weeks.
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  2. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Wow! I would not want copperheads anywhere near my house. I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    im sorry:hugs
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    [​IMG] is that a copperhead or a rattler? [​IMG]
     
  5. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Songster

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    Quote:That's a chicken snake.
     
  6. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    How heartbreaking [​IMG]
    Thank Goodness our local 10 ft Bullsnakes never come out of the woods, I would never go outside!
     
  7. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I don't know if it's the weather or what, but we have a gazzilion ratsnakes....I love that ya beat it to death with a board....darn things should suffer. I told them if they want eggs that would be fine....but I draw the line at anything wioth down or feathers....I leave an axe in the coop. Their hutzpah amazes me. They eat everything and then just laze around in the coop like they own the place.....Copperheads would scare the crap outta me....aren't they really aggressive?
     
  8. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Songster

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    Quote:Both of the ones I killed were trying to get away when they heard me coming; however, two people within a few miles of me have been bitten by copperheads already this year. The kids get tired of hearing me say "watch for snakes!" every time they go outside.
     
  9. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]i hope you gotta gun.
     
  10. Dinkadoo

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    so sorry, that is one big snake..
     

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