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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    While leaving the house this evening to make a trip to the store I spotted a rather large chicken snake laying across the road. Rather than running him over I stopped the car, got out, and tapped him on the tail to get him moving. Instead of slithering off the road he coiled up and acted like...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Putting this in the hiking / camping section because the snake was not in the chicken yard. This is a Texas Rat Snake, also known as the Chicken Snake. It is pretty much harmless. However, I have heard of bites getting infected. The snakes are also supposed to carry E. Coli. Which means you...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of weeks ago I saw a rat in the chicken house. Since then I have been trying to trap it, but it keeps getting out of the live traps. Next logical thing to do? Let nature take its course. Few days ago I saw a rat snake (chicken snake) in the chicken house. It was between the pallets...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Opened the door of the starter house, and there was a snake in with the chicks. The chicks are a little over a month old. When I built the chicken house, I did everything I could imagine to make sure it was snake proof. I guess it was not snake proof enough. However, the house is around 5...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I killed two chicken snakes last weekend. One was only about 2 feet long, the other one was 6 feet long. That 6 feet is with a tape measure and not estimated. I first spotted the larger chicken snake on top of the rabbit hutch monday morning of memorial day. Before I could get the snake it...
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