We had a visitor to our place PIC

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by River Lizard, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. River Lizard

    River Lizard Songster

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    and by how skinny he was.....he's hungry!! But I guess that's a good sign, not enough mice to eat! This Rat snake was about 5 foot long and has been hanging around our place for about 4 days now.


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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2009
  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    He can come to my house and get some mice!!!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Really! We have plenty of mice here for him!
     
  4. AmyBella

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    Ooooeeee! That is a big snake! Is he hanging around hoping for a chicken dinner?
     
  5. River Lizard

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    Quote:Well right now all we have are Guineas but I think he's safe because the Guineas are too young to get involved with a snake...they'd run as fast as they could to get away from the snake. [​IMG] Heck, I think they freak when they see their shadow let alone a snake.
    They've got to be one of the strangest birds I've ever been around....they definitely do not like change AT ALL.

    I set a broom in the corner of the coop one day and they stayed away from that corner all day, wouldn't come within 5 feet of that broom. Then I took it out and within' about 10 minutes they were over in that corner hanging out.
     
  6. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    if they eat mice do they also eat chicks or chickens
     
  7. Soccer Mom

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    They will eat eggs and if they can corner them, small chicks and ducklings.

    I lost multiple ducklings this spring until we discovered the culprit: an enormous rat snake who was picking them out of the coop during broad daylight. He was huge and fat, much fatter than poor skinny there.

    But I usually leave rat snakes alone unless they become a problem. They are beneficial.
     
  8. midwestmilkmaiden

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    [​IMG] BEAUTIFUL!![​IMG]
     
  9. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Wow, gorgeous snake, I wish we had some big stuff like that in my area.
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They will also take on 3-4 month old silkie size chicks, I found out the hard way. Took a long time to get that out of my mind.... [​IMG]

    I relocated it two times and then had to kill it after it kept on. Then another one started the same thing........... [​IMG] Didn't give him the chance I did for the other one. They are very pretty snakes, and as long as they leave my chickens alone and go on their way, I don't bother them.
     

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