Want an edit button and other perks? Become a contributing member! Click here.

Go Back Forums > The CornSnake Forums > Natural History/Field Observation
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Natural History/Field Observation Field observations of corn snakes, field collecting, or just general topics about the natural environment they are found in.

Thieves' Expanding Repetoire
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2015, 10:54 PM   #1
Thieves' Expanding Repetoire

I haven't been documenting them like I did last year, but we've had a ton of black rat snakes show up again this year. Today, we had to shoo off a beast of a snake who was so big he managed to damage the waste trays they usually sit on. I thought that one snake sighting was enough for today.

Well. I went out to check on the chickens and collect eggs, and when I opened the coop look what I found. It took him a heroic effort to get the egg all the way into his mouth, and then I put him in the forest to finish swallowing it.

I don't mind sharing a few eggs, but I really hope he doesn't tell his buddies about this.
Old 07-30-2015, 12:13 PM   #2
Did the female you caught ever lay eggs?
Old 07-30-2015, 09:22 PM   #3
No, she never did. She may have been ovulating, which is why I felt lumps.

I went out today to collect eggs again, and guess who was there... and who had just finished eating an egg. I think he may be a problem child. I may have to relocate this one, even though I don't really want to.
Old 07-30-2015, 10:29 PM   #4
I find it interesting the difference between how often snakes eat in the wild vs in captivity.
Old 07-30-2015, 10:35 PM   #5
Well, snakes are opportunistic feeders. This guy has discovered a good source of food, so he's going to exploit it. Hence why I'm thinking if he keeps this up I'm going to have to relocate him.
Old 08-04-2015, 12:32 PM   #6
He's beautiful <3
Old 12-31-2015, 08:11 AM   #7
Zach B
Looks like the one that lives in my grandfather's 1940 Pontiac in the field out back. Not sure why he likes that car so much always assumed it had to do with the heat and possibley mice
Old 12-31-2015, 09:48 PM   #8
Does he allow you to pick him up and cart him outside?
Old 12-31-2015, 10:29 PM   #9
Zach B
No he isn't that trusting. He just kind of hangs out. Sometimes he gets pretty close to the house but everybody pretty much just leaves him alone. I've gotten close to him and even found him but he doesn't let anybody handle him. Takes care of the field mice. We have tons of wild snakes around my area. I've nearly been bitten by copper heads a few times do to not paying attention when walking through the woods. I see grass snakes all the time but I couldn't tell you what they are specifically. Just that they are green and yellow.
Old 12-31-2015, 10:36 PM   #10
Zach B
Should probably correct myself on the grass snakes black and yellow don't know why i said green.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 PM.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.04025102 seconds with 10 queries
Copyright Rich Zuchowski/SerpenCo