A recent study notices a disturbing decline in the population of snakes worldwide. Some of you can’t call that bad news, but if you knew how important snakes are to the Big Picture, you’d know it’s bad news:
The data sets showed steep declines eight of the 17 populations—some by more than 90 percent. Only one population showed signs of an increasing population.
Declines were observed even in protected areas, indicating that something other than habitat loss may be a driver. Climatic events, the team proposed, could be one reason, though it is impossible to determine without further research.
For those of you who are impressed with snakes, take this link for some nice photos.