Saturday, May 10, 2014
The Uninvited Guests!
Yesterday as I was trimming the grass my wife called me over to the small chicken tractor that we have a momma hen and her chicks in. She told me there was a snake in the chicken tractor, so I lifted the lid and saw the tail. It was coiled up under the nest box. I removed the nest box to get at the snake and discovered not one but two snakes. Both black snakes, coiled up with each other. Maybe they were going to mate there, but I doubt it. Thankfully they didn't get any of the chicks, so we were able to save the day.The largest one measured 5.5 feet and the smaller one measured 4.5 feet. They could have eaten a few chicks!