Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

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Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:06 pm

Good day

I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Winter Reptile Weekend.

What this entails is back to back courses. Here are the details:

Saturday 13 July 2013 we will be hosting a Snake Identification and Bite Treatment Course.

This course covers all the venomous snakes as well as semi-venomous snakes in RSA. You will be taught how to identify them from other snakes, what venom they possess, their distribution, habitat and how to treat their bites. You will receive all the necessary course material on the day. You will be shown images of all the dangerous snakes and snake bite studies. You will write exams after the course and successful candidates will later receive certificates.

Successful candidates will receive certificates.

Coffee, tea, sandwiches and a light lunch are included.

Costs : R800 per person
Venue: New Germany Nature Reserve.
Time: 08:30 till approximately 16:00pm

We would like to arrange a social event, i.e. bring & braai after the course as well.

Sunday 14 July 2013 we will be hosting a Reptile Husbandry Course which now also includes venomous snake handling.

At last ..... a proper course for the reptile hobbyist !

This course covers the following topics:

General Husbandry, caging, heating, breeding, force feeding ........
Health care, including tubing, medicating etc ...
Breeding, probing, pop sexing, incubation and some personal breeding tips!

Immediately after this will be the snake handling course. This course has been attended by zoo staff, field guides, game rangers, herpetologist and hobbyist. All of them rate this course, as one of their most valuable skills learnt to date. This course is aimed at people that come into contact with snakes and other reptiles in the field or for people wanting to learn more on how to handle snakes and reptiles in a responsible and safe manner. The course is both theory and practical and each candidate will have the opportunity to handle a non-venomous and venomous snakes.

You will be lectured on the various methods of handling venomous snakes as well as shown in practical demonstrations. Safe husbandry practises when venomous snakes are concerned is also discussed and explained as well as various equipment is demonstrated.

The safe handling of venomous snakes in captivity is also included. You will be lectured on the do's and don’ts, as well as the golden rules. All candidates must sign indemnification forms and minors need their parents / guardians permission and signature.

This course is run under strict supervision, and two snake wranglers are present at all times during practical assessment.

This is a must for all serious herpetologists!

Successful candidates will receive certificates.

Coffee, tea, sandwiches and a light lunch are included.

Costs : R800 per person
Venue: New Germany Nature Reserve.
Time: 08:30 till approximately 16:00pm

Should you wish to attend both days, the costs will be R1 500 per person.

Limited seats are available so book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact me at courses@snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby wors143 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:47 pm

AWE what about us vaaalies in JHB and PTA.
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Blake » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:01 pm

There was a snake identification and snake bite treatment course hosted by arno and Heidi last weekend in jhb at croc city.
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushviper » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:20 am

The idea is that we can have a whole weekend when people dont have to go clean cages or feed, (its winter) there is no rugby on that weekend, and its great to get some tips and tricks before the season starts.

We will probably be holding a braai on the Saturday late afternoon too. Its not an ARK braai is just an excuse for a steak and beer.
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:29 pm

We are driving down so if you do intend going let us know in advance to ensure we print and bring with enough certificates. Dont leave it till the last day.
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby eclipse » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:41 am

How frequently are you planning to have these back to back courses or are you looking at the amount of interest to determine when?
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushviper » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:30 am

I know its a Durban thing but dont leave it till the last minute to confirm your attendance or else your certificates will have to be mailed down to you.

See you all there.

Eclipse we will see what the demand is like. Just keep watching the forum.
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby confused » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:02 pm

When will something like this be held in the eastern cape
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:36 pm

eclipse wrote:How frequently are you planning to have these back to back courses or are you looking at the amount of interest to determine when?


We will see how much interest we receive in this course. It is quite expensive to travel down for a weekend. However, should you be able to drum up a few people we can do it again as soon as there is enough interest and commitment from the community.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:38 pm

confused wrote:When will something like this be held in the eastern cape


If there is enough interest and people willing to commit we can most certainly look into it in the near future.
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby eclipse » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:39 pm

Thanks

Can you give me some kind of list "Topics to be discussed" and more or less what a course like this would cost per person?
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:47 pm

There is a description at the top of the post with costs. You can use the same as reference.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby eclipse » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Im sorry, I've actually forgotten that I've already read it... hehe
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby eclipse » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:16 am

How many candidates do you need minimum/maximum?
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Re: Winter Reptile Weekend - KZN

Postby imperial exotix » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:40 pm

Really wish I could attend this course but its during the fasting period for me and I wont be able to make it.
Will certainly make it next time :)
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