Rat Snake

Rat Snake

Olde Dog’s Man noticed the chickens had something surrounded in the woods. It was definitely unusual for all seven chickies to be cooperating with each other in mounting an attack from all sides. When he looked, he realized they had ‘captured’ a rat snake.

Construction Guy brought the snake to me for inspection. Yep, it was a snake. The rat snake is also known as ‘chicken snake’ because it smothers and eats baby chicks and eggs. The snake went home with Construction Guy in his tool box.  The girls received an extra helping of chicky treats as a reward for attacking the snake and not letting it get away. Brave, smart girls!

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About Jaye Bee

Story-teller and Author My stories: Pink Baby Alligator is a published children's book; The Girl Who Saw Clouds is a YA crossover novel making the agent and publisher rounds; I Always Wanted to Be a Spy, a mystery thriller, is in second-ish draft. I live on a farm with Farmer Man, two dogs, and sixty chickens. Follower of Jesus. Thou shalt not plagiarize. (See Commandment #8)
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6 Responses to Rat Snake

  1. Victoria L. Collins says:

    I SO enjoy reading your posts; miss seeing you! Do you offer Bed & Breakfast lodging for visitors?

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    • cecimouse says:

      Certainly! This summer’s extra entertainment bonus package includes watching the chickies while I change their water and clean up poop. Can’t get that just anywhere!

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  2. I’ve seen lots of rat snakes. ~ Dennis

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  3. Oh my goodness, you just don’t see snakes 🙂 I take it they don’t bite humans?

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