Phoenix Herpetological Society: Venomous Snake Training
This training will focus on teaching the public to safely coexist with our AZ native animals by training them to remove and relocate native reptiles.
In this demonstration, attendees will learn what is the truth about reptiles (Myths VS Facts), how to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous in Arizona and how to relocate these different species. We explore various methods of staying safe in our desert environment as well. Participants will observe and learn from the PHS staff member while he/she shows the proper procedures & tools for relocating a snake. This is first done with a non-venomous snake, then once the instructor approves participants’ procedures with the non-venomous snake, the group moves on to a live rattlesnake. Each participant is given ample time to perfect and fine tune their own relocation technique with the live rattlesnake and then receives feedback from the PHS instructor about their performance and tips for the future.
- Benefits of Snakes
- Snake Myths & Fun Facts
- Snake Diversity & Life Histories
- Snake Conservation Issues, especially regarding Venomous Snakes
- How to Identify Venomous vs. NonVenomous Snakes
- Native Arizona Snakes
- Different Types of Snake Venom
- And More!
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Workshop