"Captive Husbandry of Neo-tropical Pitvipers"

While focusing on the neo-tropical pit-viper species, this program provides an overview of the skills and safety practices necessary to properly handle and maintain venomous snakes in captivity. With over 25 years of snake husbandry experience handling species such as: green and black mambas, lanceheads, bushmasters, cobras, African vipers, palm-pitvipers and bushmasters, the intricacies of safely maintaining venomous species in captivity is covered.

Topics covered include:

  • Caging
  • Tools (hooks, tongs,etc.)
  • Medicating
  • Tubing
  • Hooking
  • Pinning
  • Antivenom acquisition

Please Note: Moneys donated for the program go to assist funding for the OSA B.I.O. Database program and Project C.R.O.C.S.



American Crocodiles
(Turkey Point and Cost Rica)

Herptofauna of the Osa Peninsula (Costa Rica)

Captive Husbandry of Neotropical Pit-vipers 


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