Went out this morning to a freaking out cotgi. Missing 2 baby chicks about 4 weeks old. Than I found a snake in ther corner. It was prettu big(esp with those lumps in it). I called animal control and they got it fast and relocated it. He said it was a chicken snake. looked like the Texas rat snake with tan and dark brown diamonds that extended past the back around the belly. Very coppery colored in the light. and fiesty! Guess we now know what happened to Baby Gaga last week too! Life is esp hard on the little creatures! Im going to plug up any holes this afternoon. Any pics of the mesh that goes on the outside and down to the ground?