Lucky guy!! I would love to catch a Rattlesnake. Ask your "friend" what Timbers are like in general
Housing is a number one priority. Nothing but 100% secure is good enough
awesome pictures ever been bit by anything?
How long have you kept vens?The puff adder bite happened through absolute complacency and a belief in my own immortality. The snake in question was a five footer used for milking. The snake was always sedate, and you kinda get used to it doing nothing. One morning I removed it and just placed it on a shelf near the cage while I was cleaning. The moment I got within range it bit me about three inches above the knee. The pain is indescribable and not something I would recommend being bit by. I spent two weeks in hospital, a whole lot of surgery and it took me around six months to learn how to walk properly again.
The boomslang bite happened during a demonstration. I lost control of the snake trying to keep it away from a child that ran forward to take a closer look. I obviously startled it, and it bit me just below the neck. A rather painless bite.
The rinkhals bit me near the end of last year. I was feeding the snake and it decided to come and fetch its own food. It bit me on the hand. It was a good bite that almost killed me, but I think it was more shock than the venom itself. I spent a few days in hospital.
About 15 yearsHow long have you kept vens?
No mate. With a hookstick at a snakeparkDid you freehandle the boomslang in a classroom?
Comment?I remember your comment on my rattler picture and after reading your bite reports I must say that was a odd comment
Dit maak nie saak nie !Nou wat soek jy daar?
Where in Kempton did you live?ps We used to live in Kempton Park, on the way home from school we would walk through the veld near our home. Me [ 13] and bro  caught about 15 Rinkahls in 1979 alone. We used to put on the swimming goggles and wind them up with sticks so they would spit at us.....seems unbelievable that we were not bitten. Now in the UK I have not seen a wild reptile for about 15 years, and that was a bloody slow worm.
Great pics sir !
I lived in Bonaero Park , quite near Kempton, I would have gone to St Pierre Van Ryneveld school had we not moved back to Blighty !Where in Kempton did you live?
Small world this, huh?
If you want to see some wild, scaly okes, take a trip up to Leyton. There are plenty in the pubs. (just joking)