Last night I went out to close my 6 hens in their coop, and was surprised to see 4 of them huddled in the corner by the entry gate. As I approached the coop, Eggsmerelda came flying out of the coop, cackling, then I knew something was up. There was a snake crawling along one of the roosts, towards Sunflower(Ameracauna). I picked up Sunflower from the roost, and put her outside. Then snake slithered on roost toward where Sunflower had been. Not sure what kind of snake it was, but very long and slender. It then crawled off roost, and settled down in corner of coop, figured that would not do, so dear hubby got out gun and shot it. I do not like idea of killing a creature that would not be poisonous, but girls were anxious to go to bed, and it was not an option to let them in coop with intruder. Besides, I do not think Nutmegg(RIR), Cloviss(RIR),Janella(SLW) and Peck(BPR) would have gone in there with that uninvited guest. So this morning my dear hubby patched up the hole that resulted from firing gun.