Rats around my chickens

Discussion in 'Announcements and Support' started by Hilary M, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I was thinking some type of Black Snake or Racer, we also have non-venomous water Black Snakes.
     
  2. PowellClan5

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    Rat snakes can easily get that big as can corn snakes, which is what I shared last. I've seen rat and oak snakes about 6 ft long and have plenty girth about them. Corn snakes can get 4 to 6 feet long as well. If the snake had recently eaten it would have been bigger around. If it was near a good food source, like your coop because maybe rodents in the area since most coops have an issue with those, it would have likely been a fat snake.
     

  3. robin416

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    So that might have finally gotten me an answer to what it was. Even the rattlesnake I shot this year wasn't half the size of this thing and the rattlesnake was big.
     
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  4. PowellClan5

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    People don't realize how big some snakes get. I wish I could find the photo of the big red and a bigger grey one that we held at the gulf state park.
     
  5. Poultry Judge

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  6. Hencackle

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    Hmmm, I'm not a herpetologist but I was thinking of corn snake too.