The Coppell Rat Snake
Feared by all
Snakes background info
Snakes are limbless, flexible reptiles. There are about 2,900 species of snakes. Of these species, 375 are venomous. Snakes live all around the world, from deserts to marshy swamps. Snakes can adapt to almost anything. Without limbs to worry about, snakes can almost live everywhere.
Adaptations and eating
Snakes are " the top of the food chain" and eat many animals and organisms. It keeps the ecosystem in balance. A number of animals hunt and eat snakes. These predators depend on snakes to make up all or part of their natural diet. The removal of snakes from ecosystems that include predators of snakes have a negative impact. The black-crested snake eagle, together with a number of other raptors or birds of prey feed on snakes, as do mongoose and weasels.