What kind of snake is this? (FL)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ariel91, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Ariel91

    Ariel91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My fiancé came home to find this snake dead in our front yard. We have a great big barn owl that lives across the street, he might have killed it but we're not sure. Wouldn't he have eaten it if it had been him? Anyway, does anyone have any idea what kind of snake this is? We live in central FL.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It is a yellow rat snake, aka chicken snake. I've lost a quite a few chicks, pullets and cockerals to this snake.
     
  3. Ariel91

    Ariel91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! D:
    Any advice on how to keep them away? It was right by the fence and our neighbor has some huge free roam roosters, any chance they were the ones who killed it?
     
  4. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there is a good chance they killed it.
     
  5. jentralala

    jentralala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kinda surprised they didn't eat it though! My chickens looooove snake, although the cat has caught and eaten most of them in the surrounding area.
     

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