Snakes in Trees
Why do snakes go up trees?
A lot of different kinds of snakes go into trees. Sometimes they
travel from place to place in trees. Sometime they hide/sleep there.
Sometimes they catch food in the trees. Sometimes they ambush ground animals
from trees. Some friends of mine from Louisiana had a video tape of two rat
snakes mating in a tree.
Like all animals, snakes will go where they find something they need. Many
snakes that climb trees are looking for food. Some may raid bird nests for
eggs, some may hunt insects in trees. Many species of snakes never climb
Snakes climb trees because they might feel safer from their enemies in the
trees. If the snake is small, it might be able to find food like insects in
the trees. Some snakes climb trees to eat the eggs out of a birds nest.
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Update: June 2012