21st November 2019

quora
14

Why snakes are important?

Snakes make up a significant proportion of the middle-order predators that keep our natural ecosystems working. Without them the numbers of prey species would increase to unnatural levels and the predators that eat snakes struggle to find food. The feeding habits of snakes act as a natural form of pest control.

Also to know is, why snakes are useful?

Snakes are major predators of rodents, for example. There's some question as to whether predators help to control populations because of the number of prey animals they eat, or because they restrict the movement and foraging of prey animals.

What are the benefits of snakes?

They can keep pests, such as rats and mice, in check. And some species that are harmless to people prey on poisonous snakes, reducing the chance of a deadly encounter. Snakes can be useful in controlling rat populations. In some parts of the world, the benefits of snakes are now being recognized.