So, I've posted on here about having to deal with several snakes within a short period of time eating my eggs the ducks and chickens were sitting on. We've killed 3, put moth ball granules around(because I don't enjoy killing them, would rather deter them) and hadn't seen one in over a week. Yippee.....we thought. We had a bantam hen with a baby Serama chick and one of our Muscovies eggs were hatching. This morning we go out to find no baby Serama and ducklings missing. I AM P.O.'d!!!! One of the ducklings hatched was weak and died today so I'm trying something I saw on Animal Planet. I tied a string to the dead duckling, left it in the nest, secured the other end to a cage in the shed. If it's not too full from last nights meal I'm hoping it comes back tonight and in the morning I should find a snake sitting there attached to the cage by a string!! It worked well for the people on the program I was watching.......crossing my fingers. I do not need them to control mice, rats, or other snakes. My cats to that just fine. I don't want to offend anyone but I cannot and will not allow them to kill my ducklings and chicks.