operation black snake

njduck

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 15, 2011
204
2
91
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.
 

nwfl

Songster
9 Years
Jan 4, 2011
314
13
103
Northwest Florida
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!
 

trailchick

Songster
10 Years
Jun 19, 2011
574
11
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Santa Fe Trail - SE Colorado
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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nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
110
201
Foothills of NC
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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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9Catsz

Songster
8 Years
Sep 1, 2011
584
3
103
Southeastern Missouri
Cool picture!

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

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You cannot sex this snake from that picture.....they're egg layers, btw.
 
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Ole rooster

Songster
8 Years
Jun 25, 2011
2,083
43
196
Milner, Georgia
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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