Black Rat Snakes are Excellent Climbers

June 24, 2014

This Black Rat Snake was caught in the act of a "mission impossible" climb up a vertical wood shed wall to check out a bird house. How did he/she know it was up there? Smell, vision or both? There were no birds present in the box. (Photo Credits - Donna Shaw )

Be sure to install baffles on all nest boxes to protect the nests from predators.

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