YES! Longtime readers who remember the Rats of NIMH post know I did battle with a diabolically clever wood rat who systematically disabled every Anti-Rat device known to man.
Sure, ... I don't really KNOW what that bulge is inside the ratsnake, but since the wrens finished nesting and fledged babies in the barn a month ago, I'm pretty sure it's not baby bird.
No, I'm going to assume that bulge is a mouse or rat who had their chewing plans for my barn contents disrupted, squeezed, constricted, and generally cancelled.
Or maybe it was a nest of squirrels ... that would be awesome too as I am swimming in them and the scuppernongs are on the cusp of ripening.
I was so happy to see this healthy big rat snake in my barn that for once, I resisted the urge/habit/instinct to catch it for a few minutes of bonding. We stared at each other for a moment while I took a few photos, and then she went off to the wood pile behind the barn.
Stay hungry my friend.