How many of you would agree with my opinion that, of all the creatures, reptiles (eg:lizards, snakes, etc,.) and insects are highly detested and most of the times, killed for no apparent reason by humans. We are not aware of the choas that will follow as a result of uncontrolled destruction of these life forms. Lower life forms such as insects,reptiles and amphibians(eg:frogs, toads,.etc) form the very foundation of nature’s food chain and as a matter of fact, they are the core of life’s existance on earth.
These creatures such as snakes, lizards etc,. are not vicious killers as they are pictured or feared to be. But on the other way, they help us by keeping in check the population of pests.
Here I write about one such creature… the SAND BOA. These snakes are found in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and in parts of African continents.
– Photo by Nithilan Paul.
This particular snake in absolutely non-poisonous and harmless. It lives on small animals like rats, mice, moles, lizards, frogs and insects. It constricts the prey and swallows the prey. This snake helps in controlling rat population and other pests, hence a friend of farmers. But the sad part is that these snakes are often mistaken as poisonous and killed. These snakes also deserve the right to live and they must be not be harmed. People who are ignorant about snakes must be educated about the role of snakes in the eco-system.
So dear readers, whenever you come across snakes about to be harmed, please do act to conserve them and preserve the eco-system.