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Can a bull snake kill my goats, or my dogs? Worried about both, especially my small pugs.
 

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Bull snakes are not poisonous...unless a very large one wraps around a small dog or kid goat..but I have never known one to be that adventurous...they tend to like an easy meal such as my eggs :p
 

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Bull Snakes are your best friend. They eat Rattle Snakes and rodents. They may take eggs, chicks, and baby rabbits. They don't eat anything larger. Manage them well and they will care for your farm in return...
 

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I hope you are right. I read they can get up to 6' long- that's scary. Want nothing to happen to my babies
 

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Helpful or not they ate over 80+ eggs this summer so far!! mostly turkey..I kill them lol
 

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No its not...my hens were nesting ..we counted over 80 eggs between them..next morning...all but 9 or so were gone!! plus a number of chicken and duck eggs...we found a snake next with broken eggs shells and different sized skins...needless to say..my son is on the look out for the owner to return home ;)
 

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I've heard that's a myth actually...them eating rattlesnakes.
They fill up their territory and compete for the same food sources. It comes out much the same.
The first anyone new wants to do out in the high desert is kill the big Bull Snakes, once they do that the Rattlesnakes move into the slot instead.

6 feet is not that big for a snake. They are very slender, their heads aren't big enough to swallow anything large.
 

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Cathy, snakes don't leave broken eggshells. I suspect that you are blaming the wrong creature. 70 eggs in one night would imply that you have a rather large rat problem.
 

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YIKS....not seen any rats..but have seen the snakes..I didnt know they didnt leave egg shells behind...Maybe skunk or raccoon?? but then my Dogs would go nuts..???? it is a lot of eggs in one night for sure!!
 

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ok...what is a stoat???
 

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Yep, King Snakes for sure eat other snakes and the California King is really pretty.
 

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I love king snakes. They are pretty and useful. We like garter snakes and spreading adders and green snakes too. I don't care for chicken snakes though.
 

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awe..a snoat is cute lol...I thought it was a joke..like maybe snoat stood for sneaky goat lol...Haven't seen anything that cute around here..
 

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No its not...my hens were nesting ..we counted over 80 eggs between them..next morning...all but 9 or so were gone!! plus a number of chicken and duck eggs...we found a snake next with broken eggs shells and different sized skins...needless to say..my son is on the look out for the owner to return home ;)
He might want to be a little careful, I believe snakes swallow eggs whole. I know they don't break the eggs prior to eating them. Seems to me like you're blaming the wrong critter.
 
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