What do you need to catch a snake?
Snakes are a diverse species. They come in a variety of different breeds, shapes, and sizes. Some snakes are larger in size while others are smaller, some are poisonous and dangerous, while others are not. So how do you choose the right equipment to catch a particular snake if they all vary? Keep reading below to learn about some of the best-known apparatus designed to catch snakes.
Bags are a simple yet very effective tool for catching snakes. These bags are designed to be sturdy and strong enough to keep the snakes inside and alive. They are usually equipped with a few attached poles to keep the captured snake pointed away from you. It is important to always exercise caution whenever handling snakes in a bag because pit vipers can sense warmth which in turn gives them the ability to strike you directly through the bag.
This classic grabbing tool enables you to pick up a snake with precision, keep it in place, and safely move it to another location all while keeping your distance.
Snake hooks enable you to pick up larger snakes and similarly to tongs, transport them safely.
This is perhaps the most secure tool for catching snakes among the others listed. Snake traps are very effective when set up properly. They work well against a variety of snakes, big, small, and even poisonous snakes. It is important to check your snake trap each day after you set it up.
Many people often attempt to catch snakes with their bare hands, however, this is not advisable as snakes can easily bite as you attempt to handle them. Instead, it is always better to wear thick welder’s gloves as a way of preventative measures to keep angry snakes from biting. Keep in mind thick gloves will not prevent all snake bites, but it could minimize the effect from the bite of a smaller snake.
Snake Pants & Boots
As always, thick long sleeves and safety attire are crucial when handling snakes. In the event you want to prevent being bitten in the foot or ankle, snake pants and boots are highly recommended.
All safety tools are used as preventive measures and precautions for handling snakes. Since they differ in size and color, it is important to consider the appropriate equipment or tool for the specific snake you will be dealing with. For example, snake hooks are for larger snakes while snake tongs are for smaller snakes. Strike-proof snake bags are designed to contain the snake. Thick welder’s gloves are used to defend you against little teeth of non-venomous and coral snake bites.
At the same time, snake pants and boots are helpful when walking in tall grass. Both of these protective wears can prevent you from surprise snake attacks and limit your exposure to the risks of being bitten.