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Snakes may be in decline worldwide: study

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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Edit : Friendly chat is good

Not everybody has that attitude. Respect.

You are right, I read it somewhere else. It was not really worth posting it IMO.

I'm also not talking about pet owners etc.


The thread I've posted in the OP is meant to make people become aware of the destruction and the useless extinction of animals which are effecting or is going to effect us in the future.

Snakes are just a part of it and they will slide into more danger and trouble without a natural habitat where they can a just to.

If one of those snakes would go extinct and it would happen to be a key species out there, the event would ripple all the way through the food chain.

One way or another this will cause an unwanted situation.

Actually I'm not even in it for the snakes but for our selves.


A long time ago 95 % of all species died out. It took nature 30.000.000 years to recover.

At the rate extinctions happen right now, we can be confronted with the resulting problems as soon as our kids will be adults.





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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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Personally I'd be glad to see less poisonous snakes, they are everywhere in summer. A big hit to the Aussie snake population was (and still is as they spread) cane toads.

Offcourse the bastard snakes are now evolving so they don't die when they eat them: www.abc.net.au...



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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As I understand the numbers are saying 'Decline'.

As snakes like to hide, it happened in the past that the missing snakes showed up a year later.

Who believes scientists anyway.
They also lied about the weather.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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I'll once again, but want to add. other than eating rats, what are a lot of snakes good for?

We might see, snakes like coral snakes, become extinct, and that would be sad. I think they need a habitat, or an enclosed space, because well, they are lethal.

If we couild figure out a way to eliminate anything else, like fleas, or lice, roaches, or rats, for that matter, would you be sad?

I would love to see a place, where humans can visit past pests, but get real, some things die out for a reason, and that being, not welcome, or needed anymore.

Try rafting on the Tchefunta river. Coral snakes, and alligators have no place there, as it overrun by humans. They will be erradicated there, even if just by the locals.





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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Try rafting on the Tchefunta river. Coral snakes, and alligators have no place there, as it overrun by humans. They will be erradicated there, even if just by the locals.


Personally I think humans are the pest and invading their territory.

Every animal on this planet plays its little part as a puzzle of some sort of grand design.

Eradicating anything for rafting or anything else for the pleasure of well... anything.
I think is repulsive and a crime towards life.


I understand people want to protect them selves and don't want to get hurt.
I would suggest not going there in the first place.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
reply to post by Dr Love
 


As I understand the numbers are saying 'Decline'.


The title of the article says "may be in decline". I could say "chickens may be in decline" and I wouldn't be lying, but I would be spreading fear among chicken lovers.

See what I mean?

Peace



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Sorry to comment off topic, but that was intense! That tiger at first knew not to let the snake get around it's body, but it must of been real hungry to keep messin' with it! I am glad to see them part ways, and that Tiger was lucky!

On topic, I hate to see the decline of any species and I think it is a sign of significant changes going on at this time. I recently read about a shortage of anti-venom also due to declining snake populations.

Peace and thanks for the post(s)!



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Most nice flowers, or birds, or waterfalls, are not really for anything, either, from a non-specialist's point of view...snakes are simple and sharp and pretty...they are little clumps of the will to live, same as we are...same thing that makes the snake eat the bird makes me want to learn new things and get up and go to work in the morning...Obviously, these points don't make snakes necessary, I am just trying to indicate what an aesthetic feeling of appreciation for snakes might consist of, in some people...know what I mean?



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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Yes I do see. However...

Fear is in the eyes of the beholder. Fear leads to bad decisions. Fear is the weakness of the person experiencing it. Fear keeps us from using common sense to deal with a problem.

I can understand fear when threatened with a knife. For this topic ???
To fear is to be ignorant. IMO.



posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 05:51 PM
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A lot of people are commenting on how they do not like snakes. You people just don't seem to get it! The decline in snakes, however unpleasant you may find them, could possibly indicate that the world's ecology as a whole is in trouble.

Poop may be disgusting, but it serves a purpose. If you did not poop for several weeks, you would not be happy, but concerned. People who do not poop for several weeks often have some sort of disease. Well, the same can be said for snakes. Their absence is a sign our Earth is diseased.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 12:49 AM
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Thank you.


That is exactly my motivation. I would not say the Earth is diseased, it does show signs of sickness tho.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 01:12 AM
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The Snakes are not dead!

They all moved to Washington DC and Wall Street.


[edit on 10-6-2010 by Grizzom]

[edit on 10-6-2010 by Grizzom]



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 01:51 AM
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I'm in Western Oregon. I was out walking the property today late morning and probably saw 8 or 10 "garter" type snakes. They were also notably slow. This is a low number for this area but not surprising as this is the coolest spring since 1955 (acc to the first source I googled).

I also note only a few fense lizards, really only 2 to 4 so far and this is a low number for June.

Cold weather, cold climate does not favor any reptile, snakes included. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s esp. in their active season are death to snakes.

Snakes are cold blooded and hate cold weather so the low population and activity here is not unusual IMHO.




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