I just got my first 2 Ameraucana chicks today. I am so excited. I had my 2 boys (1 and 2) with me as I was getting them settled in. I looked up and my 2 year old was holding what looked like a black piece of wire. It looked like it was bent and he was trying to straighten it. I took a second look and thought "that kinda looks like a snake". I asked him what he had. He took a good look at it gave a shiver and threw it down and screamed SNAKE. It was just a little ring snake. One of the good guys, but it frightens me that he would pick it up and not even know that it was a snake.