Below are some highlights from the Cape Reptile Institute‘s Snake Identification & Handling course, presented by Dr Tony Phelps and held at Driftsands Nature Reserve on the 25th of March 2017.

Course Day 1 (Saturday):

On the first day of the course, the attendees attended a theory lecture, learnt about snakebite first aid, and completed a practical identification exam where they got to handle more than 15 different snakes.

Course Day 2 (Sunday):

On the second day of the course, the attendees handled Mole Snakes, Puff Adders, Boomslang, and Cape Cobras, wrote a theory exam, and then completed a practical exam.

Sign up for a course with the Cape Reptile Institute:

If you’d like to attend one of the CRI Snake Awareness & Handling Courses, please email Marcel Witberg on witbergm@absamail.co.za for details.