We have two bat houses on the side of the house, about 15 feet up. Both inhabited, saw babies just last week. But this morning, we came out to see a big black rat snake IN one of the houses. He was curled out, and we could see the lumps in him showing he’s been eating bats. We tried a hook attached to a long board to try grabbing him, but he retreated up further in than we can access. What do we do, besides prevent future issues by putting a baffle on the rain gutter downspout, which is almost certainly where he got access? Do we take the house down and pull him out? Open the house? That seems like a sure-fire way to lose the bats, but what do I know? We’re not looking to kill the snake, he’s just doing his snake thing, but we’ve got to get him out of the bat house :sad: Oh, in northwestern Virginia.