Snake talk and live demo June 2015 Mount Moreland
Snake talk and live demo June 2015 Mount Moreland presented by Jason Arnold. A lot of community members came to
experience this very informative day. Information learnt was incredibly valuable including first aid when bitten by
a snake, also different snake species we have in Mount Moreland and that they eat the frogs, birds and small
rodent mammals in the area.
If bitten by a snake it is not necessary to identify the snake the hospital will diagnose by the symptoms shown
and treat accordingly. See Snakebite Emergency Procedures at the end of this article, also know your snakes
Do not attempt to catch a snake because if they feel threatened they will defend themselves, rather call Jason
to come and assist you.
Bush snakes were handed around as they are harmless
House snakes were also haned around and held by spectators
Everyone was asked to return to their seats and stay well clear while a puff adder was shown
and then a green mamba
A Gaboon snake
We all went outside and were shown a Mozambique spitting cobra and Jason demonstrated the extent
of the venom sprayed
A Black mamba was released and then recaptured
and then some more snake holding by keen spectators
Snakebite Emergency Procedures
Make up a snakebite emergency procedures manual and keep where the entire family has quick and easy
access to it.
Include the following information in the manual:
The name of the hospital of your choice. The closer the better!
The hospitals contact number.
A map pf the fastest route to the hospital.
Your family doctors name and emergency contact number.
Your local snake handlers name and number.
All your family members names and contact numbers.
Family members medical aid information.
Family members allergies.
Family members blood types.
Contact number of snakebite specialist doctors.
Keep a pressure bandage or 2, as well as a first-aid artificial respiration pocket mask with
emergency procedures manual.