Snake Identification and Safety Workshop for Humans

Learn more about snakes native to Florida!

Presented by Jim Lipscomb, the President of the South Florida Herpetology Society, and Valentino Lipscomb. Join us to learn how to avoid being bitten by snakes by learning about snake safety and snake identification of venomous Florida snakes and harmless snakes. This workshop will feature non venomous live snakes but no one is required to interact with any live snakes. This workshop is for humans only and does not include dogs. Specific advice will be given what to do if you see a snake to optimize your safety. Learn snake identification in case your dog is bitten by a snake and your vet will need to know what type of snake has bitten your dog. This workshop is recommended for any dog parent that has a backyard, hikes or engages in outdoor activities with their dog. No veterinary medical advice is included. This is not a snake avoidance course, we offer that separately in private training click here for information.

Instructor: Valentino Lipscomb

Type: One-Time 90 minute

Cost: $39 per person


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