As humans, we’re naturally terrified of all snakes, the reason their bite may lead to death. Agreed, there is lot of negative stigma around them, due to various myths. Many humans have the belief that all snakes are venomous and the only way to get rid of the fear would be to kill these reptiles at the drop of a hat. These animals take a hasty retreat when faced, but become angry and can strike only when threatened. In this article of advantages of snakes to Mother Nature you’ll be given information on their applications and advantages.
It has been estimated there are more than 2600 species of snakes. There are several snakes – they are as little as an earthworm and can have large bodies like Anacondas. They’re found everywhere on the planet even in deserts and swamps. They cannot survive in the cold regions, and a few snakes in the chilly surroundings have changed their survival into the hibernation way. Unlike humans and other warm-blooded animals, they seldom face nutrient deficiency as they eat their prey entirely. An anaconda feeds four times annually. They cannot control their body temperature according to the environment as they are ectotherms.
Let’s take a look at the body of snakes. They are long and don’t have hands, legs. They have eyes that are stagnant, include a forked tongue that can be moved. A number of the snake species are not poisonous.
For catching prey, snakes utilize various senses such as sight, touch to recognize as well as monitor their prey. There are snakes that use venom to paralyze their prey while others such as pythons use their powerful strength and lengthy body to squeeze the life from their victims.
Benefits of Snakes
Even though there are man-designed tools for catching rodents like rat traps, Raccoon Poop, poisoning food things. But snakes are more effective as they move quickly in sand, rocks, squeeze through cracks and may proceed inside burrows and shelters of rodents.
Advantages Of Allergic In Ecosystem
The part of snakes in the food cycle and ecosystem is unmatched since they are effective hunters, expert predators and help to keep the numbers of several harmful animals in check. The main food are rodents (for big snakes), insects (little snakes) and unless challenged by the reptiles, the number of those prey increases which can cause disastrous results in the environment. The rodents, insects and other pests may wreak havoc on plants, and when they enter people’s homes they can cause harm to food. More so, the rodents may spread diseases such as the plague. A survey points that many cause of house fires are caused by chewing of cables by mice and rats.
To a man who’s interested in history, the very sight of snakes may provoke feelings of interest and fascination.
The snake venom is used in small doses in the treatment of body disorders like paralysis, heart attack (blood clotting). The venom of the viper is used in anti-aging medication and in the prevention of development of cancer cells.
Even though the snakes are worshiped as Gods in Asian nations, their abodes are becoming less because of more agriculture, growth of more lands for human housing and the introduction of domestic pets. These reptiles deserve to be admired and want our protection to live harmoniously.