Recently we lost one of our new Silkie chickens to a Texas Rat Snake. I found the snake fat and happy in the chicken’s water bowl. The snake had squeezed in but could not get out of the chicken wire cage because he had become too fat. I captured the snake and was going to let it go under the shed. The prevailing logic at the moment was that the snake would return for another chicken…so, I killed him. I do not like killing snakes, but there ya have it.
Here is a silly video I made of the incident.