I was called out to relocate a beautiful female Boomslang from a nature reserve near Yzerfontein earlier today – she’d discovered a bird’s nest in their restaurant’s thatched roof, and was adamant about staying there.
Below are some highlights from the African Snakebite Institute‘s Snake Identification & Handling Course, held at Butterfly World (Klapmuts) on the 19th of November 2016.
The course started with a theory lecture by Johan Marais, one of the country’s most knowledgeable herpetologists and the author of several snake and snakebite-related books, followed by a written exam and then a practical handling session.
During the handling session the attendees worked with Mole Snakes, Puff Adders, and Cape Cobras.
(Photo credit goes to one of the course attendees.)
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