Snakes and Rodent Population

Despite the negative stigma attached to snakes, they are beneficial as predators. Snakes prey upon a number of small animals, including rodents. They are fast moving and prove to be extremely efficient predators.

Additionally, snake populations tend to be greater in areas rife with rodents. The presence of other rodent predators may also influence the size and growth of snake and rodent populations. However, rodents are known for their rapid breeding and colony growth. Snakes alone will not get rid of a rodent population since they will be able consume only a percentage of the rodents.