We were in the yard yesterday evening and i heard my 3 BB red pullets going " cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep " rapidly . I looked and they were standing in a row on tipie toes looking down the body of a 4 foot black snake. I called my husband and he can running with a hammer and crushed its head. I'm sure the snake had already sized them up and decided they were to much to swallow. My little girls were so brave.