What animals catch and kill snakes?
Despite the fact that snakes are feared and some are venomous, it doenst mean that they don’t have any predators. There are some animal species that actually catch and the kill the snakes. There are some species that can even be trained so as to carry out extermination of the snakes. The animals that hunt and finally kill snakes include lots of the raptors species like the eagles and the hawks. Honey badgers and the mongoose are also able to hunt and kill snakes. There are also the king snakes which eat the other snakes. The common dogs and cats we have within in our homes can also sometimes be able to catch the snakes and kill them. There are some dog species that are usually trained on how to catch snakes and then kill them.
There are animals that can help keep away snakes. It is important to note that there are no house pets that are able to keep away the snakes unless they receive some special training and even with training, the pet is still at an enormous risk. The dogs and cats can be able to do the snake hunting but they cannot be able to patrol the property actively in search of snakes.
When you choose to use your pet, you need to be aware of the fact that the pet may get bite injuries and if you are within an area where the snakes are venomous, it can even lead to death. Pigs can also be able to kill the snakes but then, this is more of an instinct that a hunt. The pigs stomp serpents when they get a chance to do so.
The mongoose has special attributes for hunting and killing snakes. These animals have got the genetic attributes which make then perfect for the purposes of combating snakes. One thing about the mongoose is that importation is regulated especially in areas where it isn’t native. Its diet also makes it a destroyer of the habitat in a new environment. Urine of the mongoose may also be used to repel snakes with some level of efficacy but the public may not have access to this. When the snakes smell a mongoose, they get wary.
The African honey badger is also an amazing snake hunter and it is relatively immune to the venom of snakes. These are animals that can even handle cobras.
Other snake enemies include crows, alligators, snapping turtles, weasels, raccoons, foxes, bobcats, coyote’s ad owls.
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