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We are fairly sure what got the one chick.......as DH was mowing the goat area ,a 5 plus foot long coach whip snake went under the feed shed. ....Now my dear husband of almost four years is deathly terrified of snakes and it has become my job to protect him and honor...soooo after him driving the mower over to me and seeing his ash white face, I knew he must of run over a chick..nope...he saw the snake and wanted me to get the shovel and GIT IT NOW :lol::lol::lol:
I managed to contain my laughter as I went to protect him and his riding mower from the unholy beast that was going to devour him and the mower and with much convincing got him to drive back to wher he had seen it...the poor man was prepared to jump out of the seat and stand on top of the mower.....The snake was no where to be found ...but for DH that was it, he went off to mow the front, STILL looking for that snake to get him and his precious riding mower....
I wonder what would happen if a gator came into the yard :lol::lol::lol:...???
 

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My DH is not happy with snakes either....mostly because he doesn't recognize the differences between a bad snake and a good snake. Several years ago he came to get me and said there was a snake in a quail pen. I go out and yep - there's a snake in a quail pen and he's swallowed a quail so he's too fat to get back out. The cages are hanging so they're about chest high and I've got the gate open but the snake is trying to hide in the back corner instead of coming out. There are more quail in there so the snake has got to go. It was a big rat snake so he's not happy with me trying to get him out of the cage. I'm reaching in - DH is behind me and the snake strikes at me. I yank my arm back as fast as I can and with DH right behind me I elbowed him right in the eye, lol. Poor DH sported a nice shiner for awhile. He got injured without even getting close to the snake, lol!
 

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My DH is not happy with snakes either....mostly because he doesn't recognize the differences between a bad snake and a good snake. Several years ago he came to get me and said there was a snake in a quail pen. I go out and yep - there's a snake in a quail pen and he's swallowed a quail so he's too fat to get back out. The cages are hanging so they're about chest high and I've got the gate open but the snake is trying to hide in the back corner instead of coming out. There are more quail in there so the snake has got to go. It was a big rat snake so he's not happy with me trying to get him out of the cage. I'm reaching in - DH is behind me and the snake strikes at me. I yank my arm back as fast as I can and with DH right behind me I elbowed him right in the eye, lol. Poor DH sported a nice shiner for awhile. He got injured without even getting close to the snake, lol!
What is it with men and snakes ? I know so many men that run for the hills if they see one :idunno :lol:
 

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Oh my!!....that is a good one for ya Barb, tho they will eat birds, they also eat snakes, so since the rattlers may hang around it may be beneficial to ya....if not, pigs will eat em.... :lol:
I had a similar experience with a rat snake and since that time I always put hinges on the backboard, so I can avoid the direct confrontation, of the nest box....tho a quail pen would be difficult....maybe a golf club iron or putter would be a good tool to use....:)
 

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Oh my!!....that is a good one for ya Barb, tho they will eat birds, they also eat snakes, so since the rattlers may hang around it may be beneficial to ya....if not, pigs will eat em.... :lol:
I had a similar experience with a rat snake and since that time I always put hinges on the backboard, so I can avoid the direct confrontation, of the nest box....tho a quail pen would be difficult....maybe a golf club iron or putter would be a good tool to use....:)
, ..I am not sure what is going on, I went out to meet the people who came to pick up three rabbits and another snake ( 3 foot black) came racing by me.....this is only the third snake that we have seen in three years, cow neighbor mowed his field next to us on friday, wonder if they came from there ?...snakes, now leon will never go outside again :gig
 
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