She went to work removing any place she thought the snake could use as a place to hide. It eventually emerged, and she took off after it with a hammer.
"He would go thin and wiggle out from under the twig. I would run after him, and finally I turned my hammer sideways and I got him good," Eiceman told the Democrat. "I was so angry with that snake."
She hopes the ordeal serves as a warning to other possible predators.
"I do not want to go through that anymore," Eiceman told the Democrat. "Watching those birds brought a lot of joy to me."