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Snakes are going suburban, and SA is ready for them now


Snakes are going suburban, and SA is ready for them now

Tongs are selling like hotcakes – just one indication that we’ve become more willing to interact with the reptiles


Snakes are going suburban, and in response more South Africans are learning how to handle them.

Johan Marais, author of various books on reptiles, including A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa, has put his 40 years of knowledge into the African Snakebite Institute, which he has been running for the past 10 years. 

The institute is the leading training provider of Snake Awareness, First Aid for Snakebites and Venomous Snake Handling courses in Africa. It’s also the largest provider of snake-handling equipment in Africa...

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