Don't handle snakes – experts

Experts have warned people not to handle snakes even if they think they are harmless.

Professor Ken Boffard of Milpark Hospital’s trauma unit in Johannesburg said on Monday: “In the wake of an incident in which three people were bitten by a highly toxic boomslang recently, people [are warned] not to handle snakes even if they consider them nonthreatening and non-toxic.”

The three – two local men and a woman tourist from Germany – were bitten by a boomslang near Zeerust in North West on February 6 and had all handled the snake.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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