Stuck in the wire

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jack Sparrow, May 30, 2011.

  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night when I went out to put my adult girls to bed, I was surprised to find this stuck in the wire. Apparently in trying to crawl through the yard, he kinked too big and got stuck. He's a completely harmless bull snake. Here in NM you welcome them cause they eat mice and rodents. They will eat eggs or baby chicks but I have no chicks at this time and the nest boxes aren't reachable by a snake.

    He was gone this morning, must have relaxed and crawled through. He was about 4' long.

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  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like he ate something right before he crawled in there. Hopefully it was a rat.
     
  3. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty snake! I would have snipped the wire to let him/ her go... A free pass just this once. A sure ticket through the pearly gates I recon.
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, he does look like he just ate. Probably when whatever he ate was digested, he was able to fit through the wires again.
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are easy to catch in bird netting too but they are northern water snakes( redbellies) and cotton mouths here
     

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