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Paula Ziebarth

South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

Description

Fox snake inside Purple Martin T-14 rig with improper siting and no baffle

Category

Nests in boxes

Fox Snake And European Starling Chick

Fox Snake in Purple Martin T-14 compartment. This snake gained entry either by dropping from overhead tree or climbing post (no baffle).

3 responses to “Fox Snake and European Starling chick”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    As much as I hate to see this in action, I do think the fox snake is a beautiful native snake. Many people mistake them for a copperhead, or a rattlesnake (they may rattle their tails if alarmed), but they are harmless to people. In fact, they eat far more rodents than birds.

  2. Jefferson Shank says:

    At least it is a European Starling and not a Purple Martin!

  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    Poor starling. We like starlings. They are very colorful.

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