Grit

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.

He is huge.

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

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

We have found snakes in the chicken nest boxes.

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

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.

We also see venomous snakes like this cottonmouth water moccasin.

He is named for the white lining of its mouth.

We find long snakes.

Lionel the cat finds snakes in the back yard.

We find snakes in the Corturnix/Pharaoh quail pens.

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

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

Another non-poisonous snake.

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

A Timber Rattlesnake. He had 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.

  • Published on Apr 22, 2010
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