There’s no doubt snakes are important to the ecosystems in which they live. These reptiles are both predators and prey, eating pest species and providing a food source for predators higher on the food chain. Snakes are carnivores, and they eat other animals, often insects and rodents, which are considered pests by many. Rodents can carry diseases, cause damage to property and crops, and harbor ticks and lyme disease. As a major predator of mice and rats, snakes help keep these populations under control. Snakes are able to fit into small and tight areas that hawks, owls and other large predators are not able to, so they fill a niche in the ecosystem that other predators do not. Animals like raccoons, foxes, birds of prey, herons, and other snakes are all snake predators. Snakes are a vital part of the food chain and ecosystem in general. In this study, we will explore their ecology and importance by making a mini-book about them.