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Rescuing a Green Vine Snake using our Venom Defender Gloves

Nov 29, 2018
by Snake Professional

We are delighted to have received a wonderful report from Johann Prescher. Johann his partner Merel were on holiday in Sri Lanka, driving along in a tuktuk, when they spotted a Green Vine Snake crossing the road.

Well, we'll let Johann tell you more...

'Darling, Hold this.. whilst I park the tuktuk'. This Green Vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) tried to commit suicide by crossing a mega-crowded road.

They are slightly poisonous, so I carefully got out of the tuktuk and ran to pick it up. Once Merel put on her Venom Defender gloves, I handed it over to her so I could safely put the tuktuk.

Three seconds later there and a lot of people gathered around (and they even wanted to take a photo with us later). This proved the perfect time to explain to them that snakes are useful animals and that they do not have to be killed. "No polonga! No naya!

Quickly made a few photographs for the scrapbook and then moved to a safer place further away from the road. Well, this proves that everyone thinks such a moment is special.

Green Vine Snake Rescue 2

Translatied from Dutch, original version below:

Schat hou ff vast, zet ik de tuktuk even aan de kant...

Deze snuffelslang (Ahaetulla nasuta) probeerde zelfmoord te plegen door een megadrukke weg over te steken. Ze zijn licht giftig dus voorzichtig de tuktuk uitgerend en opgepakt. Toen Merel eenmaal handschoenen had kon ze hem even overnemen en kon ik de tuktuk veilig aan de kant zetten. En drie tellen later staan er allemaal mensen om je heen (en ze wilden later zelfs met ons op de foto). Gelijk een goed moment om ze uit te leggen dat het nuttige dieren zijn en dat ze niet dood gemaakt hoeven te worden. “No polonga! No naya!”

Snel nog wat foto’s gemaakt voor het plakboek en toen naar een veiligere plek gebracht verder van de weg af.

Tjah, iedereen vind het wel bijzonder!

Green Vine Snake Rescue 3

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Disclaimer; We at Snake Professional & 1-2-1 (Animal Handling) Products do NOT advise this method of handling and doing so is at the handlers own risk!

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