Snakes play an important role in the natural ecosystem by maintaining a balance in the food web. They are both a predator and prey.
Snakes are food for birds, mammals and even other snakes. And by killing mice and rodents, they keep the pest population in check and ensure that crops are not damaged.
Not all species of snakes are poisonous. And when they enter areas inhabited by human beings, it is best to call an animal or snake rescue helpline whose members immediately reach the spot, catch the snakes without hurting them and release them in their natural habitat.
This video by Prof Shyam Sundar Jyani, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Government Dungar College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, not only shows how snakes can be caught without harming them but also details their role in the ecology.
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