Okay, my husband named him!
Last year on one memorable day, we had five black rat snakes in the henhouse at once, two mating who rolled literally between our legs.
Mr. T has lived there now for 3 years, and he is the only one we have seen this season. He is healthy, and we are not afraid of him, nor he of us, just cautious. We leave him alone, and so far, he has not taken any chicks. We'll do our best to keep that from happening, but unfortunately, Lady the black cochin is now on a clutch in the duckhouse, and he hasn't discovered her yet. This time nature is really going to take it's course, because our eleven chicks now are enough for the season!