That's hideous!!! Thank god I do NOT have anything like that here!!! I hope it wasn't in there the same time as your chickens. I'd never want to go in there again afterwards or let my girls back in. Nasty. Nasty. Someone help you get it out of there I hope? And plug up where ever it found its way in at?
Wow! Is it a rat snake? I have read that the rat snake is usually the one that is found raiding nests for eggs. Thankfully they are non-posionous. Would really unnerve me if I walked into my coop and found that.
Haven't found one in my chicken coop yet. But quite regularily I find a snake down eatting my Ducks eggs in their nest. Since we have Rat Snakes,Black snakes,rattlesnakes,and watermoccasins and cotton mouth. I don't wait to find out if they are harmless. I don't know if it is true ,but I was told the chicken or rat snakes will eat baby chicks.Any one have any inside in that area?
Yuck Yuck AND Double Yuck!
I wouldnt like to see that!
Never had a snake in a nest box before (and hopefully never will!) but have had a big carpet snake in the coop!
Luckierly it hasnt been back....and the chook house is snake & rat proof at night.
Yes! Three days in a row. I bagged them in a feed sack and took them for a ride 10 miles up into the forest and turned them loose. I havent seen any for a year. They were black snakes, harmless but still un-nerving.
It ain't so harmless when it's eating/killing your baby chicks and ducklings, or stealing your eggs.
I like using the golf balls too. If they were eating the mice, etc, they wouldn't be getting the golf balls.