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Date added: Aug 6, 2016 Craig Pelke shares these photos of an Eastern Twin-Spotted Rattlesnake

More great photos from from a field trip in Mexico shared by Craig Pelke. This time he finds an Eastern Twin Spotted Rattlesnake. He writes...

I love these gloves, and they are perfect for my work with smaller montane rattlesnakes. I have big hands, and these gloves provide great dexterity and a level of gentleness. The snakes rarely feel compelled to even attempt a defensive strike.

Craig Pelke - Director of Ectotherms at San Antonio Zoo


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Date added: Jul 28, 2016 An Adder research project which has never been conducted in the Netherlands before!

We are proud to present to you a report of a research project conducted by Johann Prescher and 2 students from Van Hall Larenstein:

 

New Adder research 1

 

Over the last 2 weekends both René Broek and Albertjan Ter Heide who study at Van Hall Larenstein joined me on my field trips. They did so in order to complete their Final Research which they had been commissioned to do by WAN/RAVON (the client) in corporation with the University of Leiden (playing a facilitating role in knowledge and facilities).

 

New Adder research 2

 

Whilst they catch Adders to establish population research they also milk the Adders of Venom. The system is that who catches an Adder will subsequently milk it.

We actually find that after an Adder has bitten into the Venom Defender Glove, that there is hardly any venom left. As there are several recaptures of Adders it seems that milking the Adders of their venom has no detrimental effects. Of course utmost care is taken when Adders are being milked, and they ensure at all times to upkeep ethics and Animal Welfare.

 

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Catching and milking Adders has in this case been approved due to the correct exemptions (F&F-rule/law) and permissions (gamekeepers) being granted. With this research project Rene and Albert Jan have been studying in depth whether the venom of Adders in a variety of locations/areas does actually differ in composition.

 

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They will also be trying to establish wether there are any differences in composition of the venom between the sexes and different stadia of life (i.e. juveniles, sub-adults and adults). The venom which is left after the research will be used to study medicines. All and all a very interesting and useful research project, which has not been done in the Netherlands before.

 

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The knowledge derived from this research project can be used for a range of purposes, like better treatment of possible Adder bites and establishing new medicines.

Johann Prescher with Albertjan Ter Heide and René Broek.

 

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Original Version:

Afgelopen twee weekenden waren Van Hall Larenstein studenten René Broek en Albertjan Ter Heide met mij mee op pad voor hun afstudeeronderzoek dat ze voor de WAN/ RAVON (opdrachtgever) doen in samenwerking met de Universiteit van Leiden (faciliterende rol in kennis en faciliteiten).

Terwijl ik adders vang voor het populatieonderzoek word er ook gif afgenomen bij de adders. Uiteraard helpen de jongens mee met adders vangen. Diegene die de adder vangt neemt hierbij doorgaans het gif af, want het blijkt dat wanneer een adder in de handschoen bijt, dat het gif in de meeste gevallen al zo goed als op is. Doordat er nog altijd terugvangsten gedaan worden, lijkt het er op dat het afnemen van gif geen grote gevolgen heeft voor de adders. Uiteraard word het afnemen van gif met uiterste zorgvuldigheid gedaan, waarbij ten alle tijde ethiek en dierenwelzijn gewaarborgd blijft. Het vangen en afnemen van gif is in dit geval toegestaan doordat hier de juiste ontheffingen (F&F-wet) en toestemmingen (terreinbeheerders) voor verleend zijn.

Met dit onderzoek word gekeken of het gif van adders uit verschillende gebieden qua samenstelling verschilt. Ook zal er gekeken worden of er verschillen zijn tussen de samenstelling van gif tussen de geslachten en verschillende levensstadia. Het gif dat eventueel overblijft wordt gebruikt voor onderzoek naar medicijnen. Al met al een zeer interessant en nuttig onderzoek, dat in Nederland nog niet eerder is gedaan. De kennis uit dit onderzoek kan gebruikt worden voor tal van doeleinden, zoals het beter behandelen van eventuele beten en het uitvinden van nieuwe medicijnen.

 

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Date added: Jul 25, 2016 Demonstration on how to use the Snake Bagger by Paul L Lloyd & Son

It is with pleasure that we publish a series of photographs which demonstrate the correct use of our Snake Bagger. In the photos below, Paul and his son are working with an African Rock Python.

 

Paul and his son use a wide range of our snake and reptile handling products as well as the Venom Defender Gloves.

 

It is commendable that they think about their fellow herpetologists in sharing their proven methods and procedures.

 

We are grateful and look forward to more useful tips and techniques!

 

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Date added: Jul 22, 2016 Craig Pelke finds a Rock Rattlesnake on field trip in Mexico

handling a rock rattlesnake

Thanks to Craig Pelke of San Antonio Zoo for sharing these awesome photos he took during a recent field trip in Mexico.

He writes...

Hey Clem, finally got some photos in the field. The photos I am sending are from a recent "fun" trip to Laguna de Sanches, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

I found my first wild Tamaulipan rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus morulus) on this trip and used those nice gloves to safely grab the little girl before she escaped us.

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Date added: Jul 20, 2016 Snake City – Forest Cobra Capture

Snake City Forest Cobra Capture

It has been fantastic to see how our products have helped snake catching couple and Nat Geo stars Simon and Siouxsie.

Their TV show on Nat Geo Wild called Snake City has been a great platform to promote their amazing work in dealing with often dangerous snakes. 

We supplied the couple with our Venom Defender snake handling gloves as well as a range of other snake handling products.

In the following video you can see them catch a Forest Cobra together with the help of our gloves.



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For more information about their show, check out: Snake City on Nat Geo Wild

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Date added: May 3, 2016 Safely handling Grass Snakes with the M1 25” Converted Snake Tong

Josua Hannink from Holland has sent us these photographs of him handling a Ringslang (Grass Snakes, Natrix natrix) with a M1 25” Converted Snake Tong. The photos were taken during one of his field trips when he was out looking for snakes.

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The soft EPDM padding conversion on this snake tong ensures that there is less chance of hurting the snake whilst enabling a good grip.

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Date added: Mar 30, 2016 Meet Sterrin - Snake Woman Extraordinaire

We are proud to present to you a special lady who is well at ease with the bigger venomous snake variety. She is the other (better) half of the Dynamic Dutch Duo that is Sterrin & Romilly.

We would like to present you with a selection of photographs of Sterrin in action, taken over recent years. She has appearances in a newspaper article and on TV - testament to her fascinating character. Enjoy!

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Learn more about her via her Facebook pages:  

Sterrin's Wild World

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Date added: Mar 1, 2016 Handling a Mangrove Snake with Venom Defender Gloves

A regular contributor of superb features is Andy Laister. He recently send us these photos of himself handling a Mangrove snake.

Handling a Mangrove Snake

This is a Mangrove snake (Boiga dendrophila gemmicincta) from Central Sulawesi.  

In that part of Sulawesi they lose the yellow bands and become all black as they grow into adults.  

This species although venomous is back fanged and not considered to be dangerous to humans but they can still give a very hard bite which they will do given any opportunity.  

So its great to use the gloves rather than being covered in bites.

Regards,
Andy    

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Text and Photos courtesy of Andy Laister.

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Date added: Feb 26, 2016 Handling a deadly venomous krait Bungarus flaviceps

krait Bungarus flaviceps

We are thrilled to have received these great photos from Tomáš Bublík of him handling a deadly venomous krait Bungarus flaviceps using our Venom Defender Gloves.

The photographs were taken at Leuser NP, north Sumatra in 2015.

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Date added: Feb 16, 2016 Handling a Javan spitting Cobra baby with Venom Defender Gloves

Handling a Javan spitting Cobra baby with Venom Defender Gloves

Andy Laister visited a great team of volunteers at the Bali Rescue Centre. There he demonstrated our Venom Defender Gloves as he was entrusted to handle a Javan spitting cobra baby.

Click here to find out more about the great work Bali Reptile rescue does:

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Handling a Javan spitting Cobra baby with Venom Defender Gloves

"The snake is a Javan spitting cobra baby (Naja Sputatrix). This baby is the very light form sometimes found both on Java and Bali. Most babies are a dull brown colour. At this size they don't usually spit but I was taking no chances.

This one was collected by Bali Reptile rescue who do a great job on Bali. They will collect any snake from any property on Bali. I was with them for a week in November working on a King cobra project. They are looking into doing radio tracking of up to 10 adult King cobras.  

Regards, Andy"

Text and Photos courtesy of Andy Laister

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