The person has many prejudices against animals. We are afraid of dangerous predators, with disgust we treat parasites. But in nature there are no bad and good, pests and contagion.
Every creature takes its place in natural conditions. In this case, usually the positive skills of the body outweigh its negative aspects.
Yes, they are also random in many respects. Having reconsidered the properties of animals, you can look at them quite differently. Yes, they also have some mysterious properties that are completely incomprehensible to us.
These creatures terrify millions of people on the planet. And even those who do not fear these reptiles will most likely try to kill them. After all, there is quite justified anxiety for children or pets. In fact, fear is often not justified. After all, only 15% of all species diversity of snakes are poisonous. In this case, it is easy to distinguish really dangerous individuals. Wherever a person lives, there can be only a few really dangerous snakes nearby. And they are afraid of us more than we are. Why should the snake spend its priceless poison on prey, which it can not eat? So the frightened animal itself will try to escape and hide somewhere. We also need to remember that predators play an important role in balancing the size of the species they hunt. Snakes destroy the weakest and sick, thereby protecting others from uncontrolled breeding and hunger.
Everyone knows that this type of spider is one of the most dangerous on Earth. In fact, this is not the truth at all. These spiders are absolutely non-aggressive behaving towards large animals. Yes, and the black widow bites very rarely, while still not always deadly. A person is at risk of death if it is a child, an old man or susceptible to illness. And frightens all the appearance of the spider. Moreover, they are surrounded by the aura of history about the devouring of their males, which gave the name a name. In fact, out of all the diversity of species of spider-widows, only 2 out of 31 eat their partners. And what to do – because the male is so weak and looks so appetizing. But the female still most often releases it. Often, she will not even hang over him for a long time on her cobweb. Such a measure just frightens off other hunters to enjoy the poor spider.
What do we know about these creatures? That they are very dangerous and eat wood. But people like to use this material in their homes. A lot of organisms live in our dwellings. But only termites are capable of destroying them from within. This leads to multimillion sums of damage to the state. But there is another side to the question. After all, for nature, a dead tree is only a hindrance. It is a fire hazard that can harm young animals. Therefore, nothing in nature can destroy a dead tree faster than a colony of termites. Bacteria, fungi and other insects that eat dead material work on this task. All this is an integral part of the health of any forest on the planet. And are they guilty of the fact that a person so loves to build their dwellings out of their usual food?
These animals represent horror. An awful picture of how dirty rats swarm in a decaying corpse appears before the eyes. The reputation of devourers fell with these animals appeared quite a long time ago. It was the rats who proclaimed the bubonic plague. This disease is actually transferred and spread by rodents. But today, many experts come to the conclusion that the epidemic of the “black” plague was not caused by rats. In fact, these animals are rather shy. They rarely bite. Rats in general can be called good pets. They show more intelligence and skill than guinea pigs and hamsters. And decomposed meat, although really part of the diet of rats, is not at all their favorite dish.
These millions of people are also afraid of these buzzing insects.Indeed, some species are overly aggressive, famous for their poisonous and very painful bites. But most species are not even able to sting a person, because they do not have a sting at all. And whether they are poisonous or not, for nature and not so important. After all, these insects play an important role in pollination, and in controlling other creatures. Wasps regulate the number of other insects better than other predators. These creatures are so important to nature that some plants and trees even learned to talk with them. For this, certain chemicals are released, which attract so much needed wasps. They, in turn, destroy the parasites on the plant. And these pests are important. After all, while they are controlled by wasps and other predatory insects, their activity helps maintain a healthy plant population.
These sea predators are afraid of everything. The media constantly tells terrible stories, like a shark biting a bather. And the cinema made its contribution to the creation of such a myth. The powerful jaws of the soulless animal seemingly destroy all life in its path. In fact, the number of deaths from teeth “thunderstorms of the seas” per year is estimated in units. From drowning and other accidents on the water perishes as more people. Sharks are pretty smart animals, their minds exceed our traditional notions of it. A man for them is a strange creature, whom they usually try to avoid. And the role of the shark in the marine fauna is very important. This predator regulates the fish population, maintaining a balance. After all, for many living beings living in an aquatic environment this is very important. The mistake is to consider sharks as brainless machines for murder. Some species of this predator can show their playfulness. And in captivity sharks are trained.
It should be noted that animals are often not only under- but overestimated. The classic case is dolphins. If sharks are perceived as bloodthirsty dangerous predators, then dolphins appear to be their antipodes. These are cute, playful creatures who will protect from the shark, and help the drowning. And how many tricks they can perform, entertaining a man! However, dolphins are also predators. Although I would not like to single out the bad in nature, but how then should we name these mammals, who, for fun, torment and kill other animals? Sometimes it comes even about their own offspring or relatives. There were also cases when dolphins were the cause of human death.
Well, these insects just cause hatred for anyone. After all, these nasty parasites simply represent dirt. How can you find something positive in them? In fact, their detachment contains more than 30 thousand species. In our apartments there are only a dozen of them. But cockroaches have many properties that make them very useful natural scavengers. Most of these insects prefer not to live in our stuffy apartments, but on the street. There, cockroaches help to process dead plants, carry out pollination. Sometimes they even mark the destruction of even less useful insects. Yes, and do not consider those cockroaches that live in our homes, are so dirty. After all, in fact, their purity is determined by the environment in which they live. Cockroaches can live among garbage, and in complete sanitation. And the transfer of infection by domestic inhabitants is carried out only if it pierces first to the paws, and then falls on our food. But such a scenario is almost unbelievable. The fact is that bacteria are extremely reluctant to cling to such insects. After cockroaches immediately begin to put themselves in order. Yes-yes, these insects love the hygiene of more than a few people.
What can be more disgusting than the spectacle of the fly larvae swarming in rotten meat? This is what causes hatred towards them. By the way – in vain. After all, the dead body is a real time bomb. It is the source of many infectious diseases.And of all the scavengers, the larvae are the most effective. These creatures in their form, size and mobility, even slippery and pale color are adapted to achieve the best result. It is the larvae that are due to the fact that in the wild the carcasses lie only a few weeks, leaving only bones. And so they would rot and rot, long months. One can even say that larvae in many ways have a disinfectant effect. After all, they destroy the bacteria that compete with them, eating the same.
This concept is very broad. Not a single piece of our planet has not been without these creatures. And the number of their parasites surpass other freely living forms of life. The word “parasite” is itself associated with uselessness. There was a time when science had parasites on a step below what they occupy now. Biologists say that parasitic organisms have a great impact on the environment. Parasites exist in any animal on the planet, they directly affect his health and even his mood. The very theory of the origin of life, strangely enough, proves that parasites are full participants in the natural balance, like other life forms. Over time, many of these organisms have adapted to not harm their master, and those who have remained the same take an important place in controlling the number of living things.