I've been missing eggs. And I've known it, I thought they were being hidden... UMM NOOOOOO. I was working in the hen house when a GREAT BIG Kingsnake just dropped itself out of the roofing and onto the nest ledge. The broody (recently robbed of eggs) SCREAMED and went after him. So did I (after checking for a rattle) I grabbed that sucker, pulled him back out of the roofing, flung him end over end over end out of the hen house and chicken yard and then ran in hot pursuit, grabbed the nearest tool and beat it's fool head in. All the while praying I had the whole breed identity thing down and wasn't trying to dance with a rattlesnake. The woods rattlers and the kingsnakes are marked enough alike it's kinda scary. And no, it's not going to live where it can eat my eggs and chicks. And I don't do rehome-a-predator. Not when I have six thousand snakes as it is here. A blacksnake might have gotten a reprieve but not a king. Now I have a five foot long carcass and can't decide what to do with it... Probably skin it for the dogs. Waste not. I'd call me brave but it scared me silly. Now I can have my eggs again.