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African Reptiles and Venom Courses and Training

African Reptiles and Venom, present snake courses for the general public, outdoors people, field guides, farmers, snake keepers, doctors, vets, mining companies, developers, etc. In short, anybody that may come in contact with snakes or snakebite will benefit from these courses. These courses were researched and compiled after a number of people had approached us for information on snakebite and the handling of snakes. MIke Perry who heads the courses has been catching snakes since 1965 and works professionally with venomous snakes as he extracts venom for antivenom production and keeps 500 snakes for this purpose.

Our are FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) approved as specialist courses. Those that pass the test will receive a certificate with the FGASA emblem on it. The Snake ID and Snakebite Treatment course is also registered with the WITS Health CPD Office and medical doctors and other health professionals that pass the test can claim 5 CPD points (Continued Professional Development).

Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment Course

Snake Identification & Snakebite Treatment The Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment course covers the following:

  1. Identification of the dangerous and medical important snakes.
  2. Symptoms and syndromes of snakebite.
  3. First Aid
  4. Medical Treatment.
  5. Allergies and treatment.

Doctors and Medical staff will earn 5 CPD points on completion of this course The Snake ID & Snakebite Treatment course starts at 08h00 – 12h30.

It covers the identification of the dangerous snake, the symptoms of snakebite, the first aid treatment, medical treatment and allergy recognition and treatment. There is 1 tea break at 10h00 and lunch is from…

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Snake Awareness Training

Snake Awareness training is used by companies that have a need to have most or all of their work force become aware of snakes, and the role of snakes in nature with the aim of offering staff a means of learning more about snakes, to dispel myths and to mitigate snakebite risks to staff. This is short course that will cater to most company’s needs. Contact us here to arrange a course for you or your company.

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Venomous Snake Handling Course

Venomous Snake Handling Our Snake Handling course is recognised by FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) as a specialist courses. This course and well as our Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment Course is required for anybody that wants to keep indigenous South African snakes, or who have just started keeping snakes. This is applicable to residence of Gauteng Province, RSA. The Snake Handling course covers the following: Learn to handle snakes correctly and safely and get hands-on experience under Mike’s supervision. The Venomous Snake Handling course starts at 14h00 on our premises with a lecture and concludes at 17h00…

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Black Mamba Handling Courses

Learn more about these dangerous snakes and how to handle them correctly. A short presentation and then hands on experience with live black mambas. Applicable to companies that are situated in areas where black mambas occur, Particular to areas like Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and KZN provinces as well as area north of South Africa. I keep 70 black mambas and 60 of them are used for venom production. As I extract venom from these mambas on a monthly basis, over the last 15 years, I have built up sufficient expertise in how to handle these dangerous snakes. This is…

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