Snakes was Voles

Leo Martin
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:48:56 PDT
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
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Phoenix Arizona USA
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