Well it is that time of year again. Snake season.
We had a sudden drop in egg production. The daily take was something like 10, 9, 10, 7, 3, 7, 4, 9.... Very strange. They usually taper off and ramp up.
Fireman Guy was tending the flock when he got a whim to collect the eggs before nightfall. He ran out of the coop screaming "Snaaaaaaake! Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!"
Doc was able to talk him down from the tree he climbed and eventually determined that there was a snake in a nest box. It looked something like this:
except that it had FOUR egg bulges.
I handled the snake much like the egg-eating snake from last year.