There is a negative stigma around snakes that often leads to the fear of them. Learning how to handle a snake correctly could cure you of that fear. There are many different companies and organisations out there that are proud to be able to provide people with the opportunity to get to know these misunderstood creatures a little bit better.
There are many benefits regarding attending educational snake and reptile courses. Regardless of where you live, you will often find three main types of snake and reptile courses. These include Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment Courses, Venomous Snake handling Courses and Black Mamba Handling Courses. These courses are designed to give you the most up to date knowledge about snakes and reptiles in general.
Often, Snake Identification and Snakebite Treatment Courses will cover the following:
- Identification of the dangerous and medically important snakes
- Symptoms and syndromes of snakebite
- First Aid
- Medical treatment
- Allergies and treatment
These courses are aimed at providing you with the knowledge that you need in order to handle these snakes – which is extremely important if you are looking at getting into a work field that requires interaction with snakes. It is also an important course to take if you are studying a medical degree. Once you have completed this course, you will be given 5 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.
The Venomous Snake Handling Courses are recognised by the Field Guides Association and are perfect for someone who has just started to keep indigenous snakes or any other type of snake.
The Black Mamba Handling Courses have been designed so as to give you the knowledge that you need with regard to handling this specific venomous snake. Many organisations may offer this particular snake and reptile handling course to businesses that are situated in an area where Black Mambas are indigenous. The course will have a short presentation and will then offer hands on experience with regard to how to deal with these snakes. All three of these courses would be to your benefit if you want to get involved with snakes, in any capacity.
Learning about snakes and reptiles
If are interested in learning all that there is to know about snakes and reptiles, you should also focus on the following:
- Captive snake breeding
- Wrangling: if you are passionate about snakes and reptiles, you can rest assured that snake wrangling will interest you!
- Adventure Safaris