If you are deathly afraid of snakes, you are not alone! Snakes are one of the most feared creatures on earth, probably because they get such a bad rap in the media. Most of the time on TV or in the movies, snakes are portrayed as lethal killing machines. In reality, the vast majority of snakes are harmless, afraid of people and actually good for the environment.
Indeed, snakes are extremely important to ecosystems around the world and should be respected rather than feared. As predators, snakes mainly eat insects, rats, mice, birds, frogs, fish or even other types of snakes, including venomous ones. They help control rodent populations that can spread disease to humans, so think about that before blindly killing a snake.