SNAKE

Today we came home from a delightful week at the beach, where we spent time with friends from Chicago and Germany. When we arrived home, the girly-birds were nowhere to be found.
I opened the chicken coop to find a four foot long black snake with an egg in its gullet! John managed to snap this pic before removing the culprit. He took the snake down to our field and sent him on his way, egg and all.

The birds came out of the brush after we called and whistled for 30 minutes, okay but nervous. Predators must sense lower levels of human activity; that snake has been hanging around all summer, but this was his first egg theft. Now we have to watch for him since he’s found the coop. I am glad we didn’t have any chicks in the coop, they would certainly have been snack food.
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