Snake Identification, Bite Treatment & Handling Course

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Snake Identification, Bite Treatment & Handling Course

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:33 am

Snake Identification and Bite Treatment Course, (Handling course now incorporated)

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 as well as live specimens of most of the venomous snakes. You will write an exam after the course and successful candidates will later receive certificates.

Immediately afterwards 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 learned 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 practices when venomous snakes are concerned is also discussed and explained as well as various equipment is demonstrated. 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.

Coffee & tea included although a proper lunch can be ordered at your own cost or pizza from the restaurant will be supplied at our cost.

Costs : R900 per person
Venue: Croc City, Lanseria JHB.
Date : 8th February 2014
Time: 09:00 till approximately 16:00pm

Bookings and a 50% deposit is compulsory. Contact me at to book.
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Re: Snake Identification, Bite Treatment & Handling Course

Postby Rabid.Evo8691 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:09 pm

That is a really great price. I really believe that it pivitol that anyone that keeps "hot" snakes in captivity is semi qualified to do so that future laws won't be passed preventing us progressing in the hobby in future. Will definitely do a course with my fiance in a future date if the opportunity arises again.
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