chicken snake


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chicken snake

n.
Any of several snakes that prey on or have the reputation of preying on poultry and eggs, especially a rat snake.

rat′ snake`


n.
any of several harmless New and Old World snakes, of the genus Elaphe, that feed chiefly on small mammals and birds. Also called chicken snake.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chicken snake - large North American snake
rat snake - any of various nonvenomous rodent-eating snakes of North America and Asia
Elaphe, genus Elaphe - North American rat snakes
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It isn't foolproof, however We have had a chicken snake go into the cage after the eggs.