🛑PLEASE READ THIS🛑
This post is not neccesarily about cornsnakes. Even if this was my first cornsnake in this location, which I was extremely happy to see it there, I wanna talk what happened to him. Do you see the blood?
This snake was NOT hit by a car.
I was driving while I see small mammal on the road playing with something. I pushed on gas to see whats going on and that second I noticed FERAL CAT hunting a snake. Cat's gone, snake doesn't move. I came closer and realized snake was alive. Had only one scratch on him, I relocated snake in high grass and bunch of bushes to make sure it has time to regenerate.
What I'm going for, is that we have a lot of invasive species hunters, pythons, iguanas, tegus and others (I'm one of them), but I think we don't talk enough about one of the world's biggest problem FERAL CATS.
These little fluffy sweet looking creatures, no matter how cute you think they are, sadly they don't belong here!
How many actual feral cat hunters is there compared to all other invasives? I'm not an expert about this, so tell me if Im wrong, but I don't think there's not enough of y'all.
Polk county definitely needs your help, and if you contact me I will give you locations where I think is the most of them.
Keep your cat home, do not let it out during the day so it won't breed, or stop posting that some "redneck" ran over your pet. He sort of did our ecosystem a favor. •
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