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Author Topic: David Manning in todays paper....  (Read 1475 times)

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David Manning in todays paper....
« on: May 03, 2013, 09:06:11 AM »

While in Perth become a snake charmer. Well, maybe not a snake charmer exactly but certainly Perth's equivalent.

By joining a day-long course at Henderson Environmental Centre you can become a trained "reptile removalist".

Run by Animal Ark, the course includes instruction on how to catch a snake and how to give first aid for bites and stings.

And while it was a serious course that could lead to a Department of Environment and Conservation-endorsed reptile removalist licence, herpetologist and instructor David Manning said it was also a lot of fun.

"We teach best-practice techniques for managing venomous snakes and other potentially hazardous Australian wildlife," Mr Manning said.

"We also train with the latest equipment to ensure the optimum safety and welfare of the trainee and snakes."

The course costs $350 and includes lunch.

Mr Manning said tourists might be more interested in Animal Ark's more conventional half-day awareness course.

"This course is quite practical, with many live specimens, including snakes and lizards, that can be held," he said.

"Many other animals are on show and could include skinks, tree frogs, spiders, centipedes and scorpions."

Bookings can be made on 9243 3044.


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