About a week ago I was weeding my dads veggie garden (he paid me for it, so I might as well) Meanwhile, my 7 chicks were frolicking about in the grass, having quite a good time. All the sudden I heard the farmiliar alarm call that only a chicken can do. I n't turned and was surprised to see that none other than Little Roo was making the noise! I didn't think it was possible! Upon closer examination, I could now see that Little roo and my brown EE girl were standing on either sides of a large green snake! Now I know that they were of course threatened by the snake because its in their instincts so their natural reaction would be to kill it or scare it away, but these chickens are about the size of a small softball! They stand no chance! But of course Little Roo, being the cocky little male that he already is, was going in for a hard peck or two. While he was doing this, the snake was about to lash out at the brown EE. All of this happening in a second. Surprisingly, my slow reflexes became fast ones, and my motherly insticts kicked in. Without thinking, I attempted to hit the snake with the hoe in my hand. At first I just wanted to scare it away, but then I thought of what damage it could have caused to my little girl, and I bacame more angry. Now I decided to teach it a lesson by chopping it in half! But by that time the fast snake was already halfway to the tall grass, where it knew it would be safe from the phyco mother hen that wanted to end its life. I lashed out at it a couple times, but it got away. I'm pretty sure it wont mess with my babies anymore. Yes, I've been told multiple times that I have anger problems.