Level 1 Course - Atlanta, GA
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About the Event
This course consists of 2-days of intense training with expert instructors Tony Daly-Crews and Chase Pirtle. The first day of the Level 1 Course involves 8 hours of classroom work, where students learn about venom toxinology, native venomous snakes in their region, snake bite management, captive venomous reptiles, and disease monitoring and management.
On day 2, students get up bright and early to take a written test on the information they learned the day before and begin hands on training with venomous reptiles. Students learn about the various type of handling equipment available to safely work with venomous reptiles, how to spot venomous reptiles in the wild, and handle multiple species and sizes of venomous snakes. Routinely, students will work with cottonmouths (Agkistrodon c. piscivorus), canebrake rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus), copperheads (Agkistrodon c. contortrix), and eastern diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus).
This course is applicable for novices and individuals with entry level experience, or may be taken by advanced individuals as a refresher on information learned.