Heard my girls chattering and found three of them all staring intently at this snake. We live in southern NH, and I've really only ever seen garter snakes. This guy was different-would probably only be about a foot long if stretched out, but he was striking out at them as they got close. Never seen that before. My neighbor just moved his wood pile, so I'm guessing this guy's home got disturbed. Would like to know if this is something to be worried about-for the chickens, but also because it's right where my neighbors kids play.