Oh my!! that is large... you won't see me around you while that thing is around. what did you do? Did you kill it? Escaped? well, i hope it did not escape. that thing is frightening!!!
That seems to be a very silent predator.. good thing we dont have those here anymore.. someone already got rid of them.Oh no!!....that is a grey rat snake....they will and can empty a nest rather quickly and will return if they aren't "dispatched" and depending on size can eat up to 18 eggs.....I've tried relocating them, but they can travel some distance and to be sure they are not returning.....take them out....they will eat young birds also.....hope ya showed this one your appreciation FEM!!.....
snakes here doesn't have any natural predators here.. But how I wish they have. they really are quite nuisance.Just seen this thread for the first time.....Boy, do you guys have some predators to cope with across The Pond.
Snakes stealing your eggs......blimey.
I do lose some eggs if my chickens lay outside in the summer....but only to the likes of ravens and, overnight, theseView attachment 68723
But, I really don't mind if hedgehogs take the eggs....
Does anything eat the snakes you kill? (just thinking of recycling).