Larry Kirksey has an amazing nesting development
at his home in Bristol Virginia.
What appears to be a House Wren is sharing a
nest box with a snake !
The box is a bit crowded because it has a full
nest of baby wrens occupying the box with
the small snake.
The adult wrens come and go regularly feeding
their young and seem to pay little attention to
Larry believes this has been occurring
for about 10 days.
The snake pokes its head out of the box hole
from time to time. It appears to be about the
width of a human's little finger.
Since the nest hangs from a wire under the
eve of his house, Larry says it must have been
a "difficult trek" for the snake to get into the
He has decided to leave everything as is
and let nature take its course. He believes
the wren nestlings will soon depart and
are probably large enough to avoid
being what he called a "snake snack."