Unfortunately I had to kill a rattlesnake yesterday. This video shows the snake’s body amazingly moving still 15 minutes after it lost its head. In the video I pick up the rattle and give it a good shake to produce the rattlesnake’s trademark warning sound.
The chickens were quite interested in the dead snake, but seemingly oblivious to the live snake when it was stalking them. The chickens oddly spun and shook their heads as they cautiously circled the dead snake.