A snake's enemies include birds, raccoons, coyotes, mongooses, turtles, crocodiles and many other animals. Some snakes are even eaten by other snakes.Know More
Snakes have several adaptations to help them hide from or scare off predators. Some snakes scare their predators by huffing or hissing loudly. Rattlesnakes shake their tails to scare their enemies.
Some snakes have colors or patterns that act as a form of camouflage, while other snakes are able to burrow under leaves or sand to hide from predators.
Humans are one of the greatest threats to adult snakes. Some humans hunt snakes to use them for belts, handbags and shoes. Others capture snakes and sell them as pets. Humans also destroy the habitats of some snakes.Learn more about Snakes
Coyotes are not apex predators and do have enemies. Wolves often drive away or kill coyotes that invade their territory, so coyotes tend to avoid areas where wolves live. Farmers and ranchers often regard coyotes as a nuisance and actively exterminate coyotes, and some people hunt coyotes for recreation.Full Answer >
Enemies of pigs throughout the world include eagles, hawks, tigers, pythons, hyenas, lions, leopards and wolves. Piglets in addition to adult pigs are targets for these carnivores.Full Answer >
Tigers are apex predators and have no natural enemies. Human-related activities such as poaching, habitat fragmentation and habitat destruction remain the biggest threats to the existence of tigers worldwide.Full Answer >
Primary predators of porcupines include coyotes and bobcats who like their large body size and ample supply of meat. Some wolves and owls also hunt porcupines. Relative to other rodents, porcupines have a small number of enemies because other animals don't like to deal with their sharp quills.Full Answer >