Snake bite and handling course

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Snake bite and handling course

Postby Bushviper » Wed May 25, 2011 10:17 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 snakes and snake bite studies as well as live specimens of most of the venomous snakes. You will write exams after the course and successful candidates will later receive certificates. Coffee sandwiches and a proper lunch will be served at no extra charge.

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. 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.

Successful candidates will receive certificates. Snake handling equipment will be for sale on the day.

Costs : R900 per person
Venue: Otter Lake Restaurant, Plot 26, Kameelfontein, Pretoria
Date : 4th June 2011
Time: 08:00 for 08:30 till approximately 16:00pm

For bookings, please mail to bookings@reptileexpo.co.za

Deposits will be compulsory from now on to ensure a place.
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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:09 pm

Those who have not yet confirmed, I will need confirmation for the course by 12 tomorrow afternoon. Just pop me an e-mail at bookings@reptileexpo.co.za

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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby bubblesharp » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:10 am

I wish I could attend, but working today, I will wait patiently (but not too long) until I can attend a course. Also hope to be at the next THA meeting, if I can just get my schedule to work with me.
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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Kev » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:36 pm

That makes two of us bubblesharp.
Any ideas on when the next one will be?
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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Marion » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:12 pm

Hi
Even though I don't keep snakes at this moment, this is a course I would like to attend some time. I would like to reduce some of my ignorance where snakes are concerned. Are there ever any of these courses held in Johannesburg or even preferably on the East Rand? Getting to the venue in Pretoria will be a real problem for me.

Hope someone will keep us in mind!!

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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Cornelius » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:18 am

Hi Marion

I am sure that if we could gather 10 people we could hold another one in Roodepoort. Arno did one in Roodepoort a couple of months ago and the turn out was great.
Bubblesharp please take some time out and attend the WRHA meetings as is West Rand based.

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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby bubblesharp » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:45 am

Hi Cornelius,

I would love to the only problem being that all these meetings are held on Friday evenings, and as I work in retail, on Fridays I work till 7pm. Can you give me a date for the next meeting, then I can try and make a plan with the rosters and join on the meeting
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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Cornelius » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:22 pm

Hi

It is the first friday of every month, the THA is the last friday of every month
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It is the Ability to recognise Ability

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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby bubblesharp » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:15 pm

Let's see what I can come up with, maybe be at both to put some faces to the names etc! Will let you know!
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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Tagged » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:18 am

Does anyone know when there will be another Snake bite and handling course
in Johannesburg ?

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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:10 am

Hi

Arno and I are finalizing some dates. Hopefully we'll have them soon.
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Re: Snake bite and handling course

Postby Tagged » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:23 am

Great !
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