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Professional Reptile Rattle Snake Catcher Stick, for the big snake or small snakes. Comes in 5 lengths 24", 40", 50", 52" & 60". They are very effective and easy to use. As you can see the sexy girl catches a snake with a snake stick.
Snake catcher releases rescued snakes into the wild
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) - venomous and very dangerous.
I relocated this subadult Boomslang from a place in Bellville earlier today.
You may see "snake catchers" on TV haphazardly "necking" snakes the way I do in this video, but PLEASE don't ever try doing this yourself. Not only is it extremely dangerous (some species of snake can reach around and bite you even if you neck them), it's also very stressful on the snake.
Boomslang are known for their strikingly large eyes - the largest of any African snake. Females are light to olive brown with dirty white to brown bellies, whereas males may have a variety of colors but usually present dark green on top with yellow bellies and black markings in-between their belly scales.
Shy and diurnal (active during the day), they spend most of their lives in trees and shrubs where they hunt eggs, birds, frogs, chameleons, and other tree-dwelling lizards.
Their venom is haemotoxic, which means that it affects the clotting mechanism in blood and leads to severe internal and external bleeding, or even haemorrhage if untreated. Although potent, the venom is slow-acting and may take more than 24 hours to produce serious symptoms - an effective anti-venom is available in some locations.
There are two common myths about the Boomslang: firstly, that they drop from trees onto people who walk by (they don’t), and secondly that because they’re rear-fanged they can only bite you on your little finger (they are rear-fanged, but can open their jaws 170 degrees and bite you almost anywhere on your body).