Snake Rodeo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by clawmute, May 8, 2009.

  1. clawmute

    clawmute Out Of The Brooder

    I set a broody hen on April 15th and eggs began hatching this week so I have about ten new children. Went out to attend to my chickens this am and heard a commotion in the separate room where the new mama and her brood was. As I went in a black snake was speeding across the room with a bright yellow chick in its mouth. I began beating it with the feed scoop I had in my hand just as it was going under a piece of tin to escape. It Released the chick and I dealt with it according to its sins.

    The chick was fine and went back under his mama. The next time I looked it was down on its knees with wing tips together and beak pointed to heaven in an attitude of prayer.

    The last black snake that called was a nice seven footer that took two turns around my naked calf as I tried to kill it. I can still feel that thing on my leg!



  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Glad the baby is ok! Can we say America's funny videos?
  3. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2009
    Menlo, Ga.
    Good for you would have killed it two or three times!! [​IMG]
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    Quote:*snicker* .. don't know WHY that makes me laugh ... hehe
  5. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2008
    laingsburg, MI
    glad that the baby was ok

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