Tag: Beneficial

Snake of the Day: Indigo Snake

Maybe you’ve heard of Indigo Snakes, or heard someone tell a tale of a large, black snake wandering the wilderness of South Texas. The Indigo Snake is a bit of a celebrity, famous for its diet of rattlesnakes. This species also eats other animals, including birds, amphibians, and other reptiles. You can recognize an Indigo Snake […]

How to Identify a Texas Ratsnake

Hi there, everyone! We’ve been getting requests from you lately to ID different snakes based on their pictures. We love getting these requests, and encourage you to send us more of your snake questions! We will try our best to answer for you, or direct you to an expert herpetologist for help. One thing we […]

Gardening with Snakes

Gardeners take note – snakes are actually beneficial in the garden! Snakes prey on rodents, slugs, and insects, all of which can be detrimental to plants. If you know the struggles of dealing with a pest infestation, you understand the benefit of having some help nearby. Smaller snakes can wipe out a swarm of grasshoppers, and […]