Where do people get their information?

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  1. Scutellatus

    Scutellatus Well-Known Member

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    I found this while searching for something today.

    "Snakes are well known for their population-control contributions to gardens and farms, hunting everything from MIDGES to moles".

    Now there's a snake I need!
    I might even get a couple to hang off the corners of the tent for my next camping trip up the mudflats.

    How can people write that rubbish without firstly thinking if it makes sense and secondly researching to confirm the information.

    Here is the link for anyone interested.
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/how-to-identify-a-shed-snakeskin/
     
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    Imported_tuatara Well-Known Member

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    there's bug eating snakes, but what?...midges?..
     
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    Ah yes, the famous midge eating snake (Anteateresia insectivorata)
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    you forgot about the Rough Green Snake and blind snakes
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    Not sure about the reference to 'midges' but there are insect eating snakes such as Garters and Ribbon snakes though it wouldn't be their entire or even a sizable part of their diet.
    Just that we don't have them here in Oz. I never kept Garter snakes in the UK but wish I had as the experience would have been awesome I think.
     
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    Wally Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

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    Fake news....
     
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    Scutellatus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that Donald. Hahaha.
     
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    I do know the skinks we have in our yard help to keep the bugs out of the veggies. It's only the wild beardie that's a problem, eating some of the seedlings.
     
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    I remember reading an article in an old Herpetofauna from the 90's about someone observing a Yellow faced Whip Snake actively chasing and eating grasshoppers.

    George.
     
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