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Farm Snake: Sharing a Rural Farm with Snakes

Living in a rural area one thing you see for sure is snakes. Here are a few we share our farm with.

We think this is the same snake that shows up every spring.

Black snake in a tree

He is huge.

Black snake hanging in tree

The tree is near the pond where I am sure he likes to have meals of frogs and field mice.

Black snake crawling along tree

He likes to spend the summer in this hole in the oak tree.

Snake in a hole in an oak tree

Closeup of snake in an oak tree hole

We have found snakes in the chicken nest boxes.

Snake in a chicken nest box

Like this fellow. He was full of eggs and just decided to nap after his big meal.

Snake resting in chicken nest box

We see snakes when we take walks. Like this non-venomous snake.

Most of the snakes we see here are Black Rat Snakes or King Snakes.

Black Rat Snake or King Snake

We also see venomous snakes like this cottonmouth water moccasin.

Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

He is named for the white lining of its mouth.

Cottonmouth mouth lining

We find long snakes.

Long black snake

Lionel the cat finds snakes in the back yard.

Cat and snake in backyard

We find snakes in the Corturnix/Pharaoh quail pens.

Snake in the quail pen

Like this one. Notice the bulge. He had ate several quails and wrapped around several more.

Snake after eating in quail pen

Snake found in quail pen

Miracle Eve the goat is excited to find a snake at the wood pile.

Goat and Snake in woodpile

Snake in woodpile

Another non-poisonous snake.

Another snake in the woodpile

This is one we weren't real excited to spot around the farm.

Timber rattlesnake

A Timber Rattlesnake. He had 14 rattlers.

Timber Rattlesnake with 14 rattlers

Snakes can eat up a lot of eggs, quail, and baby chicks. They can also play a role in helping to control rodents around a farm.

Good or bad, snakes are just part of life on a rural farm in Georgia.