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Need to borrow snakes to help police officers


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Posted by MsTT on January 18, 2002 at 23:09:12:

I'm doing a snake safety training seminar for police officers in Orange county on February 8th, and I would like to borrow the following if you have them and are willing to lend them:

Florida native snakes of all varieties to show the officers for identification when they are doing nusiance wildlife removal calls.

A few of the most commonly kept pet snakes (boas, pythons and some tricolors) so that they can identify these animals as harmless when they need to enter a residence.

Snakes to use in the handling safety part of the class when officers will be using professional snake gear and also household tools such as soft brooms to gently move snakes into wastebaskets, garbage cans, buckets, etc. I'm looking for non venomous snakes that will behave and handle like venomous ones. Non constrictors such as Nerodia (water snakes) are ideal. They don't need to be nasty tempered but it helps.

Good quality photographs (magazine cutouts are fine) of commonly kept venomous snakes so that officers can also identify these animals when they need to enter a residence.

Experienced handlers who feel comfortable teaching small groups of officers basic safe snake moving techniques could also be of help during the hands-on portion of the class. There will be about 30 officers and I would like to break them up into smaller groups with individual handlers assisting them so that each officer can get some hands-on time.

If you can help please email atheris @ usa.net (take out the spaces to make this address work properly if you cut and paste it).

Thank you,

TT




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