James Hennessy on why our gloves are always part of his expedition kit
"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
Jackson’s Bold Eyed Tree Snake or The Black Tree Snake
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
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
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
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
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
Paul L. Lloyd retrieves a Forest Cobra
We are pleased to have received yet another exciting feature from Paul L. Lloyd!
More great photos from a Wrigglies handling course
Thanks again to Wrigglies for providing this series of photographs taken during one of their handling courses.