Snakes was Voles

Shmuel Silinsky gardenbetter@gmail.com
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:48:48 PDT
And snakes don't bring fleas!!!
(and their poop is not so offensive)
And they don't knock over pots while running around...

Can you tell we have a feral cat problem?

Shmuel Silinsky


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On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 5:48 PM, Leo Martin <stnalpsoel@gmail.com> wrote:

> Native snakes tend to be much more effective rodent predators than
> introduced cats. Snakes can crawl into rodent burrows. Cats also kill off
> the snakes, as well as native birds. It takes quite a while for snake
> populations to recover after cats are removed.
>
> My desert neighborhood is, sadly, a dumping ground for unwanted cats and
> kittens. Most don't last long among the coyotes. A few survive for several
> months, and kill off the king snakes. Rodent populations are higher here
> when cats are present, and for a few years afterwards, until snake
> populations recover.
>
> Leo Martin
> Zone ?
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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