Video of Black King Snake Hunting Chicks and Mice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by centrarchid, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Black King Snake just under 6' caused a disturbance with hen and chicks. Hen was interacting with snake for some time before I figure out what was really going on. Immediately prior, hen was dust bathing with brood where snake would emerge from ground. Hen got back and gave an odd alarm call while rooster above went nuts trying to get down through hardware cloth of pen above. Kids where very much interested in what was going on. Dog was totally dead head since on drugs. Normally he would have been all over the snake.

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  2. Alabama Fly

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    At least your hen was attacking it. I had 2 in the coop eating eggs, hens and roos oblivious.
     
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  3. centrarchid

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    I do loose eggs here and there to such critters but they can consume only so many eggs.
     
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  4. firestomp

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    That's part of it for sure, bet you don't have a mouse or rat problem though.
     
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    Black Rat Snake a little larger than in video above got into a dog pen with adult chickens. Nest on ground not touched.
     
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    Snake entangled by deer netting above pen. It has damage on posterior third that looks like what chicken would do. First image as snake was found. Second image after rough cut of deer netting making so I could take it back to house for completion of disentanglement. Snake did not cooperate but I got her out. Tools used.

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  7. centrarchid

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    My hands and keyboard now smell like butt.
     
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  8. Alabama Fly

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    Unfortunately I know that snakey musky smell quite well.
     
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  9. centrarchid

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    Maybe it can be marketed.
     
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  10. Sublight

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    Perhaps you can sell it to pretty people. People that are harassed by other people because of their beauty. It can take the place of that "beatin stick" that some people use to beat the females off them.
    I don't need it because im ugly and fat. But perhaps good lucking males can use em.
    See? its advantageous to be ugly and fat. You didn't know did you?
     
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