Look Who I Found Lurking Close To The Chicken Coop!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by peepsnbunnies, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I was making my nightly rounds around midnight a couple of nights ago and as I walked past the Staghorn Fern hanging in a pine tree near the coop, I heard a little noise. I shined my flashlight on the fern and there was this little fellow. A Corn Snake. Harmless to people, but I lost a lovely white dove and her newly hatched baby to one several years ago. This little guy was eating a lizard and by the time I got my camera he had swallowed everything but the tail. After he finished I caught him and relocated him several miles away.

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    *gasp* Daemon be GONE!!!
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    He's gorgeous our petstore sells these for $50
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    aww! hes pretty! to bad they have to eat our birds! [​IMG]
  5. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    Venice, Florida
    Nice catch. How big was he? We had one in our pool cage a while back that went 4 feet easy.

  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    I'm glad that's one thing I don't have to worry about aroung here, [​IMG]
  7. lcourtaway

    lcourtaway In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    St. Louis Missouri
    How cool that you didn't just kill it but took the time to relocate your little reptilian boarder. Warms my heart!
  8. fzouk

    fzouk Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    middle Tennessee
    He's beautiful but I'm sure better appreciated far away from your birds. Cool shot of him eating that lizard! (RIP lizard)
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awww Lisa, that was so nice of you. Most people would just want to kill it. He is beautiful isn't he?

  10. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I get several a year here and relocate them. When my son was around 6 or so, we found one in the backyard. It was small, just like this one and we still have her! My son is 19 now and she must be around 13yoa. She is very beautiful and her coloring is a bit unusual. She has no black outlining the saddles on her back, just red, yellow, orange, white. She is really pretty and very tame.

    This little one in the pic was approx 13 -14 inches long. Just a baby.

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