operation black snake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by njduck, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. njduck

    njduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems that every 2 or 3 days I have an egg missing out of 1 of ducks nests. The three nests are in the same shed. Everytime I have this happen I end up finding a big old mama black snake. I checked all the usual hideing spots and haven't found it. However when I do she will have a bad day. I have 1 duck now down to 2 eggs.
     
  2. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snakes are my big nuisance too. We catch the egg eaters and take them far away. We have lots of snakes on our property and it seems pine snakes and grey rat snakes are our repeat offenders and can swallow two or three at one time. Black snakes of all kinds, indigo, racer, rat, etc, seem to focus on bugs, reptiles and rodents here. They are a pita plague when they come out of hibernation though. Good luck!
     
  3. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My sister took a pic of one climbing a tree in NW Arkansas

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    NEver thought a snake could climb a tree pretty much straight up
     
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  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Holy freakin' s**t! That's a biggun'! Snakes are beautiful, but not when they're eating my chicken eggs. Huge. (It's a female too, babies? Hmmm).
     
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  5. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool picture!

    The larger black snakes spend most of their time in trees.

    Quote:You cannot sex this snake from that picture.....they're egg layers, btw.
     
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  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I about had a heart attack just looking at that picture....LOL
     
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X 2. I don't know why I even looked. I am totally afraid of them.
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a shed where a mama snake has taken up residence. I found her climbing straight up the coner of the shed. I mean straight up. I didn't know they could climg that was either. I did move her and I haven't seen her back, yet.
     

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