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I have a rat...

Posted by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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And a snake... In my coop... And the snake is not eating the rat. They are both stealing my eggs!
Ideas for getting rid of said critters?
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Fields456
by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM
Get a cat that will eat both and leave your eggs alon
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cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 18, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Lol! Have a cat, she stays closer to the house to take care of mice and bugs.

Quoting Fields456:

Get a cat that will eat both and leave your eggs alon
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mommaGof3
by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Omg!! That's not cool!
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mommaGof3
by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:15 AM
That snake might get bored with the eggs and start eating the chickens... would animal control come out and catch the snake?
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cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Lol! No, they would lol and tell me to kill it which I may have to do. I think it might be too risky to try and capture, though it is just a black snake...

Quoting mommaGof3:

That snake might get bored with the eggs and start eating the chickens... would animal control come out and catch the snake?
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cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Plus, a cat might go after the chickens!

Quoting Fields456:

Get a cat that will eat both and leave your eggs alon
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Fields456
by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Eh I think the chickens would do more damage to the cat especially if the ganged up on her


Quoting cemcnair:

Plus, a cat might go after the chickens!



Quoting Fields456:

Get a cat that will eat both and leave your eggs alon

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cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Not at night when they are at roost. I've seen a chicken torn to shreds by a coon while sitting right next to another one and the other one didn't even stir. Roosting chickens are extremely out of it!

Quoting Fields456:

Eh I think the chickens would do more damage to the cat especially if the ganged up on her




Quoting cemcnair:

Plus, a cat might go after the chickens!





Quoting Fields456:

Get a cat that will eat both and leave your eggs alon

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Fields456
by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Oh ya didn't think about night time


Quoting cemcnair:

Not at night when they are at roost. I've seen a chicken torn to shreds by a coon while sitting right next to another one and the other one didn't even stir. Roosting chickens are extremely out of it!



Quoting Fields456:

Eh I think the chickens would do more damage to the cat especially if the ganged up on her






Quoting cemcnair:

Plus, a cat might go after the chickens!







Quoting Fields456:

Get a cat that will eat both and leave your eggs alon


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LuvMySavage
by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM
They won't? In Boise, unless you are in immediate danger, killing wild animals is illegal. You have to call animal control to remove them. They take them to the nature preserve.

I'm sorry they won't take care of it for you. Ugh. I don't even know how you would catch a snake.


Quoting cemcnair:

Lol! No, they would lol and tell me to kill it which I may have to do. I think it might be too risky to try and capture, though it is just a black snake...



Quoting mommaGof3:

That snake might get bored with the eggs and start eating the chickens... would animal control come out and catch the snake?
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