I posted a discussion about a large black king snake I found in the middle nesting box waiting for the chicken to lay the eggs he was eating. I tossed him over the fence and later regretted that it wasn't far enough away. I believe I have inadvertantly killed him. I had a large pink marble egg in the box and it is gone. I cleared out the coop and it is nowhere to be found. Poor creature must have died an awful death and I really liked that egg!