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James Hennessy on why our gloves are always part of his expedition kit

Jun 8, 2015
by Snake Professional

"So it's been brought to my attention that a time may come when I may not make it back from an expedition, and I might take all the useful information I've gathered over the years, to the grave with me! So before I head away to Guatemala this weekend (after a weekend of Kilkenny Cat Laughs and Foo Fighters..!), I'll post some equipment and why I use it.

Jackson’s Bold Eyed Tree Snake or The Black Tree Snake - By Paul Lloyd

May 18, 2015
by Snake Professional

Jackson’s Bold Eyed Tree Snake or The Black Tree Snake
(Thrasops jacksonii)

This is a daytime active and arboreal (tree-living) snake. An excellent climber, ascending high into trees, to 30m or more. If approached or threatened in a tree and unable to slide away, it will launch itself off into space and its long light body enables it to move sideways while falling; when it lands it quickly slides away. If cornered, it will inflate its neck and anterior body like a Boomslang and move in a side-to-side like manner. Inflated neck is considerably smaller than the Boomslang, but impressive. (Pitman, 1974)

Venom Defender Leg Guards - protection against venomous snakes

May 13, 2015
by Snake Professional

Wrigglies staff and DWA course attendees have been wearing our Venom Defender Leg Guards as essential protection against venomous snakes.

Here we can see Moroccan Black Cobra (Naje Haje) biting into the guards.

Working with Lizards on a Wrigglies Handling Course

May 12, 2015
by Snake Professional

Thanks to Wrigglies for sending us these photos of course attendees using the Snake Professional Pinning tool whilst working with a beautiful Gila Monster (Heloderma Suspectum).

Helping to deal with nuisance snakes in Kenya

May 11, 2015
by Snake Professional

We were recently contacted by a lady from Kenya who asked us to provide her with snake handling equipment to catch nuisance snakes.

Tubing a Forest Cobra at Wrigglies

May 6, 2015
by Snake Professional

Thanks to Julian Clare of Wrigglies for sending us these photos of him tubing a Forest Cobra (Naja melanoleuca). Julian is wearing our Venom Defender Gloves to ensure extra protection during the initial approach.

Wrigglies Juniors Snake Tubing

Mar 9, 2015
by Snake Professional

Check out this awesome clip from Wrigglies Juniors where a youngster learns how to tube a snake:

Wrigglies Juniors

Paul L. Lloyd retrieves a Forest Cobra

Feb 10, 2015
by Snake Professional

We are pleased to have received yet another exciting feature from Paul L. Lloyd!

More great photos from a Wrigglies handling course

Feb 3, 2015
by Snake Professional

Thanks again to Wrigglies for providing this series of photographs taken during one of their handling courses.

Amazing photos of a Flying Tree Snake being Tubed

Feb 2, 2015
by Snake Professional

Big thanks to Harry John La-Page for sending us these amazing photographs!