More people die in Africa as a result of bee-stings
Despite this it is important to be aware of what
snakes are dangerous, so that in the unlikely event of being
bitten you can advise the doctor to ensure that the correct
serum can be administered.
When out and about in the wild anglers should
actually have a copy of the excellent guide "Snakes & snake
bite in Southern Africa " written by Johan Marais. The pics
are great and the do's and don'ts are easily understandable.
The guide is obtainable at most reputable bookshop.
For those who would like to study these fascinating
creatures in more detail a copy of Johan's book "Snakes and
snake bite in Southern Africa" is a must. Published by Struik
Publishers (pty) Ltd.
Here at Fishingowl we would like to thank the
Author and his publishers, who have kindly allowed us to put
up the South African snakes on the web-site.
To those youngsters would like to keep snakes
as a hobby it is imperative that they realise that it takes
a lot of hard work and knowledge and the first step is to join
Index of the
Families of Poisonous Snakes