Handling a Puff Adder,Spitting Cobra, Forest Cobra and Gila Monster at Wrigglies
Venom Defender Gloves used to safely handle Dusky Pygmy Ratlesnake
We are proud to have received this lovely letter from Brian Katz. He once again finds himself in a situation where his Venom Defender Gloves offer that extra protection...
Johann Prescher - Adder Conservation Article
Left: Common Adder - Credit: Corrie Post
Right: Vipera aspis - Credit: Ron Krol
We are excited to present you with an article written by Adder Researcher Johann Prescher in one of Holland’s news-papers. You can download the original article as a PDF and we have featured a translation below:
Handling a 7 meter Reticulated Python!
We are proud and super impressed with Karsten, Steffen and the rest of their team for handling this HUGE Reticulated Python.
Competition Winner David Nijenhuis on his new Venom Defender Gloves
"I love the gloves especially with routine work like cleaning the waterbowls. And also as extra safety with tailing. The gloves save me a lot of time with cleaning the baby snakes because they can stay in their enclosure while I grab the waterbowls for a rinse. I'm very happy with them!"
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).