Pain in the butt snake

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Renegade, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I thought everyone would get a few laughs from this even though it didn't exactly make my day.
    I went back to the coop tonight to put the girls up for the night and what is sitting where my eggs should be but a huge king snake. Here I thought the girls were being slackers and not laying. Little did I know there's a snake getting fat on my eggs.
    Well being a retired vet tech I don't like killing things unless there is a good reason and eating eggs is just not a good enough reason. I decide to be nice and move him to a very large park where he would have plenty of natural prey. He didn't seem to think this was a good idea.
    I picked him up to gently place him in a cage and he tried to bite me. When that didn't work he threw up (my eggs) all over me . Of course when that didn't work he pooped everywhere. Well I did finally get him in the cage which I thought he would not have been able to get out of but while I was carrying the cage from the back 40 he decides he wants to stay and makes a break for it. I'm in the middle of the pasture trying to convince a cranky snake to stay in the cage and finally get up to the house where my husband is mowing. He very nicely stops mowing and says to me "Is that the snake I saw back by the chickens last week?" [​IMG]
    Meanwhile I'm still trying to convince the still cranky snake to stay in the cage while saying sweetheart can you get me a pillowcase out of the closet please. Well the pillowcase won't fit over the cage so I decide to dump him out of the cage and into the pillowcase. Have you ever tried to get an angry snake out of a cage when he has now decided it's a good place to be? So just as I decide to give up and transport the whole cage inside a trash can the snake drops out and lands on my foot. I'm not sure who was more surprised but the snake took off for my garage the second it hit the ground. I chased him down got him in the trash can and I'm off to the park.
    I wish I could say this was the end of the story but it wasn't. I get to the park, open the trash can, pour him out into the long grass, and turn around to put the can in the back of my truck. I turn back to see the last 12" of the snake going up inside my truck. [​IMG] I search everywhere under the truck and can't find him anywhere. I decide to run to the car wash thinking maybe I can wash/scare him out. Besides I'm a regular there and the guys know me. I pull up at the carwash and ask if they think it might wash a snake out from under my truck. Well you would have thought I said I have a bomb. These three "cool" guys jump back and hit the emergency stop button. They call the owner and ask if it's okay to let me go through and then went about looking for the snake. They did let me through and I laughed because they ran to the other end so they could watch but no snake. After another 30 minutes trying to find the snake I finally gave up and came home.
    Well that was my day. How was everyone elses?

  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    How funny! [​IMG] I know its not really funny for you, but to read it, its hilarious. Maybe the snake really liked you, and wanted to stay? Hope you find him, and finally get him to the park. [​IMG]
  3. annek

    annek Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Donna, I gotta say you are one brave woman! I would have totally freaked out with the snake! I hope he dropped off the truck somewhere but he probably hung out somewhere and you will find him in the nest again next week! Good luck!
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    Pain in the butt snake? Sweetheart saw said snake and didn't do / say anything about it? Thanks a lot.
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    ROFL that was absolutely hilarious!!!! I can just picture you and this poor little snakie puking all over you!!! [​IMG] And my guess is, that little sweetie was hiding really well and is now happily back at "his" chicken coop thinking how not nice the people around there are!!! LOL
  6. Freebird1st

    Freebird1st In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2009
    Mid TN
    Great story!
    It will be even better if you discover he did make the trip back home! [​IMG]
    Not to wish you more trouble but it would be hilarious.
    King snakes are great to have around if they can be kept out of the coop. Glad you didn't kill this fella, though I would many other kinds.
    I could picture every bit of this! Thanks for the laugh.
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    That was hilarious. Love animals.

    Since the snake wasn't hungry, whatcha wanna bet it's still in the truck?
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Please say that you WILL post an update when you find him with a smug grin in the nest????? [​IMG]
  9. Redsquirrel

    Redsquirrel Songster

    Mar 24, 2009
    Burnsville, Minnesota
    I give you 100% on your persistence!!![​IMG]
    Wow that was some story! Too funny! Bet you needed a strong cup of tea and some relax time after all that kerfuffle.
  10. jadeflower999

    jadeflower999 Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Vancouver, Washington
    Now that's a smart snake:) I knew they were hard to get rid of, but not that hard! LOL

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