Snake catching kit with shoulder strap carry bag, contains a snake hook and 40 inch Gentle Giant grabbers.
This kit includes the Snakebite First Aid Kit with instructions.
Over a decade of conducting venomous snake handling courses on capture techniques for relocation from dwellings and workplaces has lead me to design an over the shoulder carry bag for your catching tools.
With a utility pocket on the front, large enough for pressure bandages and other small items including a torch.
Bob also developed a hook with more of a V shape which greatly assists in the secure capture of retiles in awkward locations. The combination of this grabber and that V shaped hook gives the maximum protection for you and the greatest care for the reptile.
The Gentle Giant Reptile Grabbers are the best grabbers I have ever used and are the ideal length and shape to handle our Australian venomous snakes. By Bob Cooper Australia.
We use and sell only "Gentle Giant" grabbers because they are 55mm wide and supports the animals vertebrae with a non slip rubber upper section which means minimal pressure needs to be applied. These have been approved for snake handling by several animal ethics committees as they have designed for the most humane handling of snakes.
"They are the best I have ever used, they are the ideal length and shape to handle our Aussie snakes" - Bob Cooper
Rubber coated top jaw creates drag on top of the snake's body for secure holding.
Lower jaw is a polished smooth surface, reducing snake's ability to move.
Made from blue aircraft grade aluminium with a concealed stainless steel cable and spring
101centimeters (40 inches) long
Test results have shown that the Gentle Giant's 55mm (2.25 inch) wide jaws reduces stress, because the wide gentle grip disperses pressure over a greater surface area of the snake's body, eliminating the possibility of direct pressure between individual ribs, and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury. This allows the animals to be handled in a more relaxed state compared to other tongs available in the reptile industry.
The wideness allows for faster gripping which is a great advantage when handling or capturing most of our venomous snakes that are notoriously fast and difficult to restrain, lessening the chance of injury or escape and greatly increasing safety for you.
In The Kit
Custom designed hook has more of a V and less of a U shape to make lifting an easier task. Made right here in Western Australia with our local snakes in mind.
The hook itself is made from 4mm mild steel allowing some gentle resistance pressure to be applied naturally as the snakeâ€™s body
Fits into some part of the deep V. The 101 centimetre long (40 inches) handle and hook gives you a respectful length between you and the snake.
This combination of hook and grabber is available in a locally made canvas embroidered shoulder carry bag with a convenient utility pouch to store a torch and snake bite bandages or you can collect your snake handling equipment item by item.
In Australia we have around 170 species of snakes including sea snakes and burrowing snakes, 30 of which are considered to have life-threatening venom. Bob believes the most effective first - aid treatment for venomous snakes and many creatures is the pressure and immobilisation technique. (Check out the demonstration clip on the home page).
Unlike many first aid kits that contain non-elastic crepe bandages, this kit has 10cm compression bandages that can maintain the correct pressure and will remain tight during transport of the victim. Three bandages are necessary to apply pressure to an adult males leg.
The included first aid booklet can equip you with the know-how to handle bites and stings from the following deadly Australian creatures: land, sea and burrowing snakes, funnel web spiders, blue ringed octopus, and cone shells A must have in all first aid kits, backpacks and glove boxes. Ideal for reptile handlers and bush walkers alike.
1 x Shoulder Bag
* Please note that these kits are made to order so there maybe a slight delay in Lead Time.