SNAKE IN COOP. How would you handle it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering how many people here could get a snake out of their coop like this woman did? this one isn't poisonous. I have no fear of them and have been bitten several times by poisonous snakes.


     
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    That was pretty funny. I could do that if it was behind boards like that and I could work my way up to the head..
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have many snakes here in Idaho. At least in the northern part. Only thing I have seen is garden snakes and they couldn't hardly swallow a quail egg.
     
  4. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 Out Of The Brooder

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    Put a golf ball in there. It will eat it but can't digest it and will die. Problem solved.
     
  5. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    As a matter of fact, yes, my wife is more than willing to grab one. Proof attached.... She is fearless! This is only one of the few she has brought in. It was a harmless king snake, but he was about 6' in lenght wrap around he arm and stick.

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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Does "running around screaming and flailing arms" count as "handling the situation?"
    After I calmed down, I'd be looking for a hoe to reach it, snag it, and then release it over the back fence.
     
  7. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
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  8. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    I own snakes, so no problem there. Great that they got it on video, even though the hubby didn't seem fazed by his brother calling him out!
     
  9. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd have no problem removing any snake from the coop. I love snakes! I know the only venomous snake in the area is the endangered Massasauga rattler, so even if there was one, I'd not kill it and instead happy report to the DNR that I spotted one! Snakes are friends, they consume vermin and other pests.
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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