Snake Professional are the only way to get R8E's now.
Without these gloves the council would not of granted the DWAL - needed to keep species I have admired since I was a little boy.
Many thanks Clem , top product.
PRIVATE KEEPERApr 1, 2013, 16:25
We ordered three pairs of Venom Defender Snake guards for a TV series we are making for Discovery, Animal Planet about sloths in Costa Rica as we would be making frequent trips into the jungle.
The service was quick to receive the guards and we found they were just the thing to give us the protection and peace of mind during filming when we were concentrating on the shots and not so much on where we would always be walking.
Phil Stebbing Producer Director
phil stebbingFeb 26, 2013, 14:58
I ordered the "Venom Defender Gloves" from Clem & Maureen. These gloves are outstanding! Like they advertise they are extremely puncture resistant without sacrificing much flexibility. I was very grateful that they were able to ship these to the US. They arrived quickly, I washed them as recommended, and began using them immediately. Now several weeks later, I'm noticing they are continuously becoming more flexible.
Between the concealing of body heat combined with the confidence of the handler while wearing these gloves, the snakes (Crotalus in my case) remain very calm which is a great bonus. I would never endorse free handling venomous snakes, but if one was "forced" to do so, these gloves would be an absolute must. I feel foolish for testing them after all of the video footage by snakeprofessional, but just so everyone knows they did pass the 4' Crotalus atrox test. Won't be testing them again, but now my heart rate is much better since I have faith in my pair.
Running a service business here in Northern California USA that includes humane rattlesnake removal, rattlesnake awareness presentations, and K9 rattlesnake aversion training, routinely exposes me to venomous snakes. I keep the gloves nearby and use them constantly-regardless of the task. They are a wonderful insurance policy for the possible day a mistake happens. Even if you use hooks/tongs, keep venomous or nonvenomous animals (especially anything "pokey" or just aggressive), you will love this product and the great service/care that the sellers provide with it.
Thanks again guys, I appreciate it so much! We'll be doing business again. God bless, and be safe! :)
-Cody Will, Will's Skillz Professional Services
Cody WillFeb 1, 2013, 19:44
I've come accross Venom Defender gloves for the first time at ZLS/London Zoo. The confidence the keepers were able to handle otherwise potentially dangerous animals and the, therefore, so much calmer and less stressed animals sold them to me.
I bought a pair to test them in our collection and yes, they feel stiff initially. But after using and washing them for a few weeks (and choosing the right size!) they do become very comfortable to wear.
The gloves allow us to train new keepers on venomous snakes with much more confidence and to handle difficult or potentially dangerous reptiles so much more easily and, mostly, without stressing them out through full constraint.
I have introduced the gloves to our mammal department as well, especially for work with otters and tamarins/marmosets.
Although I already experienced a fantastic customer service when buying our first pair of gloves it was a pleasure to recently meet Clem and Maureen in person. So many ideas, so much dedication and such good people!
Matt Goetz, Head of Herpetology, Durrell Wildlife Conservation TrustJan 6, 2013, 18:19
I have just purchased a python hook and a pair of collapsible gentle giant tongs I must say the products are of superb quality and I used them to relocate my snakes the day I got them with excellent results. The service I got from Clem and his team was second to none and would recommend them to anyone, and I know if I want anything else I know where to go.
David PollardSep 5, 2012, 23:46
greetings, talk to Clem and maureen on the need of the M1 (COLLAPSIBLE) Snake Tong 40" *CONVERTED*, as in Venezuela are working with reptiles and many times we are exposed to a potential danger. a large group of people, we are dedicated to preserve and conserve our species, giving talks and showing people the reptiles. I want to say that the products they offer are of high quality, very practical and safe handling of poisonous snakes .... once again thanks! Snake Professional.... also the Venom Defender snake Gloves the latest technology and the world safer handling reptiles...
Faritt Masmud, herpetologist from Venezuela, Serpentario EscuqueSep 4, 2012, 18:13
Spoke to Clem today about a snake hook to be used on large pythons, all I can really say this man has gone out of his way to help me and source the tool I really need! Anything I need I need in the future I will come straight back!
Ian EnfieldJul 9, 2012, 23:04
We have found that the venom defender gloves offer an unprecendented level of confidence and safety when handling lizards such monitors and Heloderms.
Additionally, they provide a safety level unparalleled when working with venomous snakes. We still use hooks and tubes, but feel much safer having these gloves available as well.
They do feel a bit stiff initially, but soften up nicely once they have been washed a few times.
Many thanks to Clem and Maureen for offering help and guidance and very friendly advice.
Tim Skelton, Curator of Reptiles & Amphibians, Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK
Tim SkeltonJul 6, 2012, 14:41
Venom Defender Snake Gloves are absolutely perfect help for handling of poisonous animals. I had tried to work with them some time ago while visiting my friends and I was satisfied, so I ordered them, too. It's amazing that when I work with them in a vivarium, animals are not aggressive at all, they let me handle them and they do not attack me (Mamba, Cobra, Viper). I tried them on a terrain research project that examines species Vipera berus snakes. It was a better trapping and fixing in collaboration with Set Tube Snake retraining set. I recommend these gloves to other breeders, scientists and veterinarians who are handling with dangerous animals.
Set Snake Retraining Tube set: It is an excellent protective agent in the investigation of animal as well as a protection whilst drug applications, or for the collection of biological samples in terrain conditions.
Cooperation with the Professional Snake team was very good. I am very pleased with the professional communication with a customer. It was also very quick and smooth delivery of goods on order within the EU. I recommend the Snake Professional to other colleagues and I believe that our cooperation will continue in the future.
Dr. Vladimir Petrilla, DVM., University of veterinary medicine and pharmacy in Kosice, SlovakiaJun 11, 2012, 15:55
I initially e-mailed Clem and Maureen for some advice and further information about a snake hook for large retics and was given a level of customer service I am not particularly used to. Clem and Maureen responded with all the information I was asking for so I ordered a large hook from them along with some tongs. The customer service I received after making payment was again outstanding. My purchases arrived and after eventually breaking into the package (which was extremely well packaged) I was delighted to discover that the hook and tongs were even better than described. Both are of very high quality and I am absolutely delighted with them! I will purchase from Clem and Maureen again and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to others. Thank you both!