Do you think that snakes have advantages since the fall of man?

August 3, 2007 2:45pm CST
i have been pundering about the possitive effects of snakes in the society and i think that they are almost of no important to an African from my part of the world. but always for evil purposes. don't you think that the snakes around have no advantages.
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@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
3 Aug 07
Actually, snakes are beneficial. I found this for you to consider: "Before deciding to kill a snake in your yard or garden, consider the many benefits of snakes. Snakes are one of nature’s most efficient mousetraps, killing and eating a variety of rodent pests. Although snakes will not eliminate pests, they do help keep their numbers in check. Some harmless snakes (king snakes, milk snakes, and black racers) eat other snakes, including poisonous ones. Snake venom has been used in developing a variety of human medicines. One type of high blood pressure medicine was developed using information based on chemical secrets contained in snake venom. Researchers are conducting studies using snake poisons in developing treatments for blood and heart problems. Snake venom is also being investigated for controlling some types of harmful bacteria." So you can't exactly say they have no advantages. As for your reference to "the fall of man", are you referring to the bible? I'm not a believer, and hardly think snakes are influenced by the devil, or influence others to do things.