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When a bird drops of a branch for instance, dead, all those little insects and maggots and other assorted creepy crawlies come to clean it up.
If there were no snakes, we'd get overrun with rats, mice and other various things.
Going to the countryside with no fear of snakes?? If you don't disturb them, they won't disturb you. We once had a carpet python find its way onto the roof once. Some wildlife guys came and got it down, it was an escaped pet. It was smooth to touch, had a good temperament, and didn't at all seem like it wanted to bite anyone (but it was a non-venomous snake, so its not say you'd want to make friends with a copper head for instance).
I'm well aware of decomposition. But what would you rather, smelly animal corpses lying around breeding disease, or having them cleaned up?
In any case, while you're exterminating the snakes to save us from the grave threat, please find a cure for cancer, stop terrorism, bring world peace, prevent car accidents, cure obesity...
Originally posted by andre18
Now stay with me on this one……I’m not talking about a mass culling of pets or going around with a gun to lions, tigers and bears …..oh my……I’m talking about insects and creepy crawlies that are just annoying and irritating…what’s the point in keeping around spiders and ants…? (spiders are good for getting rid of pesky insects…) Well…correct me if I’m wrong….but if we get rid of those pesky insects….there wont be need for spiders….the same goes for snakes…It’s not like we actually need them or anything….I mean jeezz…..do you know how many creatures become extinct every week….every year……
I’m not being cold hearted….I just see it as common sense…why keep them around if they’re just going to bite you and kill you…..just imagine how much that little bit safer our lives would be if you could go to sleep knowing nothing’s going to get you…that safe happy feeling….wouldn’t you like that….hell….you could go out into the countryside with no fear of snakes and such…..that would be nice….ay...
Holocene Extinction Event
The rate of species extinctions at present is estimated at 100 to 1000 times "background" or average extinction rates in the evolutionary time scale of planet Earth.