i had a set of those..they are really dangerous for the snake.[imho]
Well thats not entirely true. If you have one, you make sure to learn how to apply pressure etc.and most people dont.
and they are dangerous..a hook is superior, imho, except for dealing with hot snakes.
Righto, not the best for the fast elapids... But vipers i would prefer the hook...Well thats not entirely true. If you have one, you make sure to learn how to apply pressure etc.
A hook is fine as long as the snake are behaving, if not then you might end up in hospital. To use a hook for a mamba for example is asking for trouble.
For field its better to just let a crazy snake be alone, but in captivity you might need to transfer it and a tong is a good backup.
I rarely use it for field since there are no snakes here that I really need one for.
For mediumsized vipers a hook is fine.
Did that on purpus, wondered if anyone would catch it ;P
(its gentle giant...)
i have been using them for decades, two different kinds of tongs available, both best sellers at the biggest companies.Well thats not entirely true. If you have one, you make sure to learn how to apply pressure etc.
Furmont is located in TX, its the best hooks you can find.
Tongs only hurt a snake if you dont know how to use them