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I have a set of nesting Blue birds in a tree box, chicks just hatched three in total.
I've feeding the male and female daily, i go to feed them today and there not about at all which odd.
 
This is what i found at the nest............
 
The snake was really pissed off at me making a few strikes,it's about 5 foot long.
It ate the male,female and two chicks,left the other one dead in the nest.......such as the circle of life.
 
Bastard snake.
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Good looking snake. I'll bet you're happy he is around. He'll keep the rattlers and what not at bay.
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What kind of snake is that?
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My Mother in law would have called in an air-strike! Of course it would have to be on a cell phone , because she probably not even left a vapor trail!
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Originally posted by ckk1106 ckk1106 wrote:

What kind of snake is that?
It's a Northern black racer or a Northern black rat snake.
It was over 5 feet so i'd say the either snake.
Black racer.
 
 Rat snake eating a rabbit.


Edited by Average Joe - August/09/2010 at 17:31
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a big S.O.B. either way
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Not sure that snake would have lived long if it had struck at me.
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I'm not a big snake lover, I too would have probably relocated it to the garden for fertilizer.
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"Target practice" as my wife would say,but me I like having them around,they are really good at pest control,cheaper than traps.
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Here in Ga it's illegal to kill any nonvenomous snake. Probably the same in many a state.
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It is all in the circle of life. Often we as hunters think ourselves as cruel (never mind the bunny huggers) when we wound an animal etc. But what does a lion, leopard etc do to its prey.?. Do not think all their kills are clean kills as seen on National Geographics.
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Here in Ga it's illegal to kill any nonvenomous snake. Probably the same in many a state.
only if you get caughtWink
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I hate Blue Jays.  They may be the forest alarm but the are also raiders and among other things break other bird's eggs.  Good for the snake!  He is a prime specimen for sure!  Better than a cat anyday!
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

I hate Blue Jays.  They may be the forest alarm but the are also raiders and among other things break other bird's eggs.  Good for the snake!  He is a prime specimen for sure!  Better than a cat anyday!
AJ said blue birds not blue jays, different birds.
I'd whack the snake.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I'd whack the snake.
     Shocked    I'm keeping my "snake" behind the barn door.
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The only reason God made snakes is so that guys with 22 pistols would have something to aim at.
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The best thing is the same kind of snake is in my attic,it lives under the insulation over the wintertime.
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I'm going with the good ole saying, the best snake is a dead snake especially if is a poisinous one! 
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I think snakes are a plus, best free rodent control out there.

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Wife says that if I'd like to keep my snake all others must go.
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Those are great shots AJ. Do you have many of those pines?
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Originally posted by Average Joe Average Joe wrote:

I think snakes are a plus, best free rodent control out there.

 
Amen!
 
I was "ordered" to dispose of a rather large black snake, like the one in the pic. He was over 5 ft, I guess.
After wards, I noticed a bulge in the snakes midsection and proceeded to cut it open and investigate.
Seems the snake had killed a large field rat at some point before his demise. I LOATHE rats! Shocked
Told the person this would be the LAST non poisonous snake that I would ever terminate.  
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Those are great shots AJ. Do you have many of those pines?
All the big trees near the house have been cut down, that one in the picture is the biggest at about 45 feet.


Edited by Average Joe - August/14/2010 at 17:35
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