Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

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Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Bushbaby » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:03 am

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 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 and lunch will be served at no extra charge.

Costs : R650 per person
Venue: Otter Lake Restaurant, Plot 26, Kameelfontein, Pretoria
Date : 26th February 2011
Time: 08:00 for 08:30 till approximately 14:00pm

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. Coffee will be served at no extra charge.

Costs: R400 per person
Venue: Otter Lake Restaurant, Plot 26, Kameelfontein, Pretoria
Date: 26th February 2011
Time: 14:00 till approximately 17:30

If you do both courses, you only pay R900.

For bookings, please mail me at bookings@reptileexpo.co.za
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Bushviper » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:53 am

I will try to be there.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Silvrav » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:24 pm

Hi

How often are these held?

I will miss this one as I am moving that weekend but defintily want to attend the next set of courses.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Bushbaby » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:34 pm

Hopefully we will be able to hold them once every 2 months. We will place an advert here again.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby vinnige_fanie » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:52 pm

What age classifies as minors?
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Silvrav » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:16 pm

Thanks BB. You can expect me at the next one.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Leon_Kun » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:35 pm

I will make an appointment for this one.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Reinhard Booysen » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:17 pm

I recommend this courses to each and everyone, LOTS of information and extremely educational! I've learned a lot of things! And it was very nice!
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby corn snake » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:10 pm

How does the booking work and payment work. Do you get a certificat that will count for credits for other studies, from this course?
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby froot » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:45 am

Corn snake, READ the post.

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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby corn snake » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:18 pm

My mom has sent an e-mail to bookings@reptileexpo.co.za and we have not received any reply. I really want to attend the course. I see Bushbaby posted the original post - I'll appreciate if you can contact me. Thanks.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Lachesis mutus » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:53 pm

Is any of these courses accredited or endorsed? like FGASA etc?
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Bushviper » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Lachesis nope sorry no FGASA accreditation due to the low standards they have allowed in the past. The snake bite course however is accredited with the Medical council so that members can get 8 CPD points and 1 Ethic.
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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Bushbaby » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi there,

Sorry I have been so quiet.

I have just finalised our list and we have about 3 places still available for the course.

Please send me an e-mail to info@reptileexpo.co.za should you be interested in attending. It is next weekend.

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Re: Snake ID & Bite Treatment and Handling Course

Postby Eyelash » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:21 am

Sorry for the late reply guy's but I just want to thank Arno and Heidi for the day.It's really worth doing the course even if you have experience in handling with venomous animals.Always new things to learn and try...Thanks guy's !Here are some pics of everyone...I hope you guy's dont mind ?

Arno(Bushviper) showing the way...
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The only pic I could find with Heidi(Bushbaby) in action ?She seems to be one of those elusive specimens haha... :D
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And I must include...Guts !This is the first snake she has ever handled if I'm not mistaken ?Well done !
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Mrs'smee with her Fav. snake !
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And me haha... ;)
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Thanks guy's...

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